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The Crossover Novel Study--Thinking Critically About Text

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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is the winner of the 2015 Newberry Medal. It is a story told in free verse and hip-hop verse. It tells the beautiful story of Josh Bell's closeknit family and a tragedy through the context of basektball. It will definitely engage your students. I love, love, love it!

The study requires students to think critically about text to find its deeper meanings. It is Common Core aligned.

The study includes:

1. Guided critical reading questions (figurative language included)
2. Vocabulary (writing for understanding)
3. Poetry and Its Elements (analyzing two selections)
4. Symbolism and the Extended Metaphor
5. Analyzing Foreshadowing
6. Write Your Own Story in Verse
7. Theme: Coming of Age
8. Writing: Explaining the "Rules" of Life
9. Create a Concrete Poem
10. Vocabulary Test
11. Comprehension Test
12. Answer Keys

The Crossover A Novel Study--Thinking Critically About Text by Dianne Watson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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