After reading chapter 8, students will read two articles and complete comprehension questions. The novel and articles all share a common theme and work well for a pair-text assignment. The articles can be found online and printed through Scholastic. The guided questions will assist students when writing a one-page response answering an essential question about living in "two worlds." The assignment requires textual evidence and personal connections.
Afterwards, students are to craft a five-paragraph essay addressing the writing prompt that references the two articles, the novel, and makes a personal connection. Detailed instructions and graphic organizer are included.
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