A fun, ready-to-use crossword puzzle to review comprehension of students who have completed reading The Dreamer, by Pam Munoz Ryan. Included is also an answer key. It was created by Jean Martin and is appropriate for students in grades 5-8. NOTE: If you are interested in having more activities to go with The Dreamer, then take a look at my novel study for The Dreamer
The Dreamer in a nutshell:
Pam Munoz Ryan is known for her inspiring multicultural books for young people, and this book is no exception; add in the celebrated artwork of Peter Sis and you get a really special book. The Dreamer is a fictionalized biography about the Nobel Prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda. Poetry, art, and prose combine to tell the tender story of Pablo's life growing up in a Chilean family ruled by his abrasive and intimidating father. Labeled as absentminded and idiotic, Neftali (who later changed his name to Pablo) was a lover of words and dreams while at the same time a shy and tongue-tied stutterer. This compelling story is sometimes heartwrenching, sometimes heartwarming, yet always full of hope. It is bound to inspire every one who reads it.
Written for students in grades 4-9. Reading level approximately 6th grade.