The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen is an excellent novel to teach in middle school. This book engages students in the story of a girl who travels back in time to the Holocaust. Through her experiences, she earns a new appreciation for her people's history.
This 68-page product is a complete unit! It includes activities for launching the novel, including a KWL chart and a Speaking and Listening activity where students analyze quotations related to the novel. For each section of chapters, there are vocabulary words, comprehension questions, and literary analysis assignments. There are 3 quizzes and an end of novel assessment. This product could be used with or without Interactive Notebooks in place.