The historical novel, "Sounder" by William H. Armstrong is a powerful yet accessible novel that explores racism in the post Reconstruction south. This guided reading novel study has all the work done for you. In 61 pages, you will find everything needed to help your students develop strong reading skills. They will learn how to decipher unknown vocabulary, identify and answer comprehension questions, use connections to formulate bigger ideas, understand how a plot unfolds and characters are fleshed out, look for significance and appreciate how an author creates visual images in the reader.
There are nine lessons and plenty to choose from in each. Additionally, you will find complete chapter summaries, detailed lesson plans and possible student responses. The lessons are titled:
Introducing the novel
Mapping out the story & characters
Asking & Answering Questions
This literature unit can be used with your entire class, a literature group, a guided reading group or as substitute lesson plans. Common Core standards addressed throughout the unit.