This is a custom-made, no-prep, 81 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 5-8 who are reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (2017 Newbery Award). The pages appear in black & white to reduce copying expenses. Included in this packet is a 33 page student workbook and a separate answer key. Additional resources provided in the packet are vocabulary lists with definitions that can be used with teacher directed games/activities and student bookmarks that can be used by students to note unfamiliar vocabulary as the read. There is also a discussion guide that can be used after students have completed the book to help them reflect on what they have read. Finally, included in this packet is a listing of CCSS (Common Core State Standards) supported in the student work.
The student workbook divides the text into nine reading assignments (assignments average 40-45 pages each) to accompany each reading assignment are 3-4 pages of activities that support the text. It is designed for independent work thus allowing students to have directed work while the teacher is working on small group or individual instruction with other students. Alternatively, the packet can be used as student homework. Or, the teacher could use it as a guide for a parent or an aide as they direct a student book club or conduct small group discussions of the book. Questions and tasks in this packet are intended to prompt high level thinking and quality group discussions. They include:
literary crafts: similes, metaphors, idioms, onomatopoeia
understanding author’s purpose
explaining & clarifying
finding evidence in the text
identifying character traits
constructing meaningful written responses
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon in a NUTSHELL:
The Protectorate has a yearly ritual of sacrificing its youngest child to satisfy the angry witch who rules the woods and who, in return (or so the town believes), leaves the residents to live in peace. But, with the loss of a baby each year, the entire town lives in sorrow as they go about their daily routines, believing their sacrifice has made them safe. Little do they know that their sorrow is feeding a monster. And meanwhile, Xan the witch rescues each star child and finds it a happy home on the other side of the woods. One child, whom she accidentally enmagicks with moonlight, Xan cannot bear to give up and thus decides to raise as her grandchild.
This story is written like a classic fairy tale…though it has even more twist and turns and suspense, a complicated plot, and contains some challenging vocabulary. It will provide all the intrigue that a student in grades 5-8 can possibly hope for. It is thrilling but also warm. It is magical in every sense of the word. It is a tale of love and family; of grief and blind loyalty; of love and forgiveness; good and evil; strength and weakness.
2017 Newbery Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016
KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016