The Crossover by Kwame Alexander: Novel Study & Project Choice Board

Grade Levels
5th - 6th
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This product was used to complement the book The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. It could be used in class during a read aloud, book club or individual reading.


- Character Snapshot pages for 4 main characters

- Compare & Contrast (Josh & Jordan)

- Setting Snapshot page

- Plot Graphic Organizer

- Theme Graphic Organizer

- Vocabulary Pages

*One set with the words, definitions and explanations from the book (students create their own “As In” explanation)

*One set with JUST the words & definition (students can fill out the “As in” parts & create their own

*One set that is blank with spaces for the word, definition & “As in” explanations

- Basketball Rules Pages – for students to interpret & analyze

- Poem Guiding Questions

- Three poems from the text on separate pages to annotate and close read.

- Reading response sheets – for student to respond to the text with their own thoughts or answer constructed response questions

- Snapshots of our Mental Movies (4 Pages) For students to analyze figurative language from the text and draw a picture of what they visualize

- List of Constructed Response Questions to go along with the text

- Final Project Choice Board – students choose from 9 project choices

- Basketball Rules Posters

Total Pages
60 pages
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