This mystery tells the story of Clara, a girl trapped in a mansion with an aviary full of birds that have an intriguing back-story. Clara grapples with her relationship with her mother, a budding friendship, and developing independence as she seeks to answer the question: where is Elliot?
Use this text and the literature guide as a read aloud, or for small group literature circles in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. (The guide cites the 6th grade standards.)
This literature guide includes:
• 27 Reader Response Journal pages with vocabulary words, comprehension, and discussion questions.
• 10 Final Assessment ideas including 4 project and 6 extended essay response
• Discussion Rubric to assess student preparation for and participation in discussion.
• Questions and assessment ideas that align with the Common Core State Standards and encourage students to read closely and write extensively about the text.