Questions for page 39-72 of The Battle of Jericho focus on synthesizing, analyzing, and making determinations based on text events.
**What can you conclude will happen at midnight at the warehouse, based on the phone call Jericho received from the WOD?
**While everyone is working the toy drive, the WOD are walking around writing things down on clipboards. The novel never tells you what they are writing. Based on what you know about the WOD, what would they be writing down on the clipboards?
All of the assignments for my Battle of Jericho unit were taught to a 9th grade Intensive Reading class, but can be used for other middle or high school grades. Questions focus on reading skills like main idea, compare and contrast, cause and effect, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and text features.
These are not just basic questions about plot! Assignments for this unit are designed to guide reluctant readers through the novel, as well as focus on understanding and make deeper connections with the text.