This novel study contains comprehension questions for each chapter of the book "The Family Under the Bridge" by Natalie Savage Carlson. This book is written at a 4.75 reading level. The Christmas season in Paris is the setting for the book and the
narrative is about a homeless man, Armand, who has distanced himself from family and work for a carefree existence. Armand's way of life is challenged when he meets a woman and her three children who are living at his spot under a bridge.
A scoring rubric is included that can be used to help students reflect and improve on their written responses to reading. This can easily be changed to meet the needs of your students and your teaching.
For each chapter, students are asked to create higher level to bring to their book group discussions.
At the end of the comprehension questions, you will find over 50 related activities for this book. With hands-on activities, students are encouraged to be minds-on thinkers and problem-solvers. These projects are especially helpful in differentiating for diverse learners.
Related Common Core Standards for reading (literature) and writing are listed.
Answers are included.