Threatened by Eliot Schrefer, is a novel of family hardships and a young boy facing a future without a family. Chimpanzees will show him love and the INSIDE of the rainforest will both expose dangerous elements and vivid, beautiful situations as well. What a great novel with so many different discussion points!
The student novel study guide offers opportunities in the traditional literary devices such as:
Plot Diagrams: Setting, exposition, rising action, falling action, climax, and resolution.
Character Analysis: antagonist, & protagonist,
Figures of speech,
Point of View,
Theme and Symbolism
Juxtaposition and Irony
In addition, students will be challenged to think critically and ponder some of the deeper quotes and thoughts of Luc. Learning to see between Justice and Tolerance, and when to use tolerance. Students will be asked to use creativity with illustrations, and masterminding a Limerick! Can YES and NO both be correct answers to a question? Can a person ever escape their family's past? Is it okay to lie in some circumstances? Is it ever okay to hunt an endangered animal or is a line crossed? Whose survival matters- human or animal?
The 54 page booklet includes charts to complete to help students compare and organize their thoughts and classify the things they read. Extra pages include a crossword puzzle, a word search and a maze. I usually like to ask my students to create a character so I've included a puppet suggestion for a chimp also!
This book sure capture me and will become a classroom favorite of your class too! Great study guide for independent work or for small groups. After the students have completed this study guide, you will KNOW that they UNDERSTAND & have demonstrated proficiency in the novel. I have not provided a end test due to the depth of the material as they read; however, if you choose and end of book test, you can ask them to write an essay on what they remember the MOST about this book after 1-2 weeks have passed to see what really truly remains with them.
Answer key provided.