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Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers Novel Study

Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
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Pages
58
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Somewhere in the Darkness Novel Study

"Somewhere in the Darkness" by Walter Dean Myers is a short, easy read with a male main character so it is a great book to start the year with and get your male students interested in reading.

The skills covered in this novel unit are plot, characterization, conflict, and point of view. All of the materials are highly structured and appropriate for lower level readers.

Included:
*five reading guides
*four quizzes
*final exam
*assignment sheet
*project ideas
*grading rubric
*answer keys
*list of related Common Core Standards

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Total Pages
58
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

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