Serafina and the Black Cloak is a new, NYTimes best-selling YA novel. Set at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC, it is the story of a girl, Serafina, and her journey to discover how she fits in while she also solves the mystery of why children are missing and who the Man in the Black Cloak is. Serafina and the Black Cloak defies genre--it is an historical mystery fiction thriller. It is an engaging read and will appeal to many readers.
This unit was created for Robert Beatty, the author, and is available (for free) on the author's website
Please visit his website to learn more about Serafina and the Black Cloak.
It wouldn't be fair to charge TpT customers for a collection that I know is available elsewhere for free. So, here you are: an extraordinarily large freebie. :) But also a good example of the quality of my work.
This collection is 119 pages and includes:
1. Unit learning objectives and Common Core standards
2. Step-by-step directions for each activity
3. 4 Pre-reading activities
4. Discussion questions for each chapter
5. Reading comprehension questions (and answers) for each chapter
6. Multiple activities related plot elements, character, setting, and genre
7. Activities to develop active reading skills
8. Webquests about Biltmore innovations
9. Two response to literature writing assignments
10. Two personal reflection writing assignments
11. A writing assignment about an abstract concept
12. A writing process assignment for a Response to Literature
13. An activity to interview the author
14. Writing to the author
15. Webquests to examine the Biltmore setting--Life and Times and Natural World
16. Extension activities
17. Whole class activities
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