This 10-question anticipation guide (part of my Soldier's Heart Novel Unit Bundle
) is a great way to introduce Gary Paulsen's historical fiction novel Soldier's Heart. It will help students use prior knowledge and knowledge of US history to make predictions before they begin reading, which will create interest and aid comprehension.
The one-page anticipation guide contains ten statements with which students may agree or disagree, and I highly recommend letting students share and defend their answers, even before reading! This way they are more invested in their answers and will read carefully to look for confirmation. There are columns for before-reading predictions and after-reading checks, as well as space for students' own predictions.
It's a great introduction activity for a novel unit!
The next three pages are word scrambles that will help students learn, review, or practice spelling the names of each state that was part of the Union and the Confederacy. Many of these places are mentioned in the novel, and it's also a great way to connect a Soldier's Heart novel study with a U.S. history curriculum.
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This resource is part of the Soldier's Heart bundle.
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