This literature study includes extensive vocabulary, oral discussion questions, drawing activities, two levels of copywork/handwriting, and an application question for each chapter. Also includes crossword puzzles and word games. All of the questions can be answered by reading the text. The application question will vary greatly from student to student as it requires them to apply themes or ideals from the text to their own experiences. At the end of the book, there are long answer questions and a book review. Also, I have included my Vocabulary Word Map.
I use this as part of an in-depth unit study on Native Americans for my 5th graders. I have found great retention by approaching history with literature, giving students a 1st person perspective of the time frame or culture that we are studying.
This literature study can be shortened to 2-3 weeks or stretched to over a month, depending on the speed you have your students reading the novel. You also have the freedom to decide what pieces to use each day, so that your goals with this study are met. Feel free to use as much or as little as you need, this is not a rigid study.
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