The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin

The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
The Book of BOY by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: A Literature Guide by Jean Martin
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This is a custom-made, 64-page, ready-to-use resource for teachers with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the 2019 Newbery Honor Book, The Book of BOY. Included is a 32-page student workbook designed to promote close reading and understanding, an answer key, student bookmarks, optional culminating activities, and a listing of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) supported in the student activities.

The student workbook is designed to be independent student work and can serve as a guideline for classroom discussion. It provides mini-lessons for tasks where students may need some guidance. The booklet appears in black-and-white, just as the text is.

The workbook divides the 275-page text into six reading assignments. Each of the first four assignments consists of 30-40 pages of reading while the last two assignments consist of about 60 pages each since the climax is building and the interest and understanding level will be greater. Included in each assignment are a variety of tasks that provide vocabulary, comprehension, and writing practice. Skills such as understanding and recognizing literary devices (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, idioms, and personification), summarizing, explaining, describing, considering point-of-view, and visualizing are included.

The Book of BOY…in a Nutshell:

This story takes place in the Middle Ages and is a magical, epic adventure quest that will create high-interest for many middle-grade readers. There is a hunchback boy, a pilgrim, a host of animals, many close-escapes and nail-biting situations, and the ever-present dilemma of good versus evil. It is a story that will likely live in the reader’s memory for a long time to come.

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By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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64 pages
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