There is a hidden cost to the thing we enjoy.
The Bitter Side of Sweet is a fictional account of the what it's like for two brothers to work on a cacao plantation. And it's brutal. This book illustrates what goes into producing our favorite treat - chocolate. After reading this book, you'll never look at a cup of cocoa the same way. This is a powerful story that touches on issue of social justice, fair trade, and child slavery.
This resource provides over 70 pages of content geared specifically to the text. It allows teachers to evaluate student comprehension and progress over the course of the novel. The questions are not general (who is the main character) but focus on precise events, characters, conflicts, plots, thematic issues.
With Story Trekker's Reading Road Maps, a student can reap the benefits of having an “expert reader” demonstrate good comprehension methods and questioning strategies. Reading road maps are designed to help students read independently by having each reader interact with the text while reading. The road maps utilize specific skills for high-level reading, such as inferring, predicting, summarizing, and visualizing. At times, the road map “models” good comprehension strategies by commenting on elements in the book using proven methods for comprehension. Additionally, students are able to self-select a book and read at their own pace while being held accountable for their comprehension.
This unique resource offers materials to help kids read independently and comprehend text using a variety of skills. It includes projects, writing prompts, and enrichment activities to reach all levels and learners. AND if that weren't enough, it's pretty to look at too!
Perfect for grades 6-9, ELL students, or struggling readers. Can be used with individual students, whole-class instruction, or in conjunction with literature circles.