Sarah has to pick the perfect country for a class project, and she is surprised to find that the answer has been living next door!
This CCSS-aligned (2nd-4th grade) novel study unit is perfect for book clubs, literature circles, guided reading, and even whole-group instruction! Rigorous and thought-provoking questions will keep readers engaged as they read this wonderful novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
This novel study guides readers through each of the nine chapters, with a "Before you read" anticipatory question, "While you read" skills practice, and a set of "After you read" questions, including "Dig Deep!" questions which require students to use higher thinking skills to answer more analytical questions. 19 pages of student work, including a pre-reading journal entry and post-reading creative writing mini-project.
Don't worry - a complete answer key with text references, multiple possible responses for the more interpretive questions, and a grading rubric for the creative writing assignment is provided to make teaching this novel unit a breeze!
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