This book is a great inter-disciplinary selection for dance instructors to support language arts and social studies as students learn about another culture and what it took to overcome the many challenges of war-torn Sierra Leone.
This document includes two pages of vocabulary separated by chapter and page number that will be challenging enough for 6th graders and ELLs as well as standard 8th and 9th grade students.
The last page is a text to text connection between Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope" and three different sections of the novel where Michaela said all that she had was hope.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.