This novel guide is designed to go along with The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch. The story hits really close to home, perhaps even a little bit too close for comfort. It is about how a plague extinguishes most of the population of the United States; the plague is Japan's response to the U.S. Those who were able to survive face the daily daunting task of how to continue to survive. The novel's main character, Stephen Quinn, is wise beyond his years and if forced to grow up even more when illness and accidents take his loved ones.
Included in this novel guide are pre-reading activities about survival, a rubric for the pre-reading activity, vocabulary activities, a vocabulary test, character analysis, reading comprehension questions, writing activities, graphic organizers, literary analysis of the novel, a figurative language lesson, a narrative writing prompt, a rubric for the narrative writing prompt, post-reading activities, and a novel assessment. The answer keys are included throughout the novel guide for the teacher.
My students absolutely loved this novel! I had to make them put the book down at times because they were so eager to continue reading it. It is sure to be a hit with your students, too!