Prejudice, race, and understanding your own values all come into play in a BIG way in this short novel by Andrew Clements!
This 30-page, print-and-go novel study unit includes CCSS-aligned questions, vocabulary builders, and critical thinking opportunities to give your reading groups an engaging and thought-provoking experience they will not forget.
This novel is divided into 6 reading assignments, each with a "Before you read," "While you read," and "After you read" question series designed to help your students process the complex themes and messages in this novel. CCSS-alignment for 4th and 5th grade is listed at the top of each reading assignment to help you track skill mastery as simply as possible in your guided reading groups, literature circles, book clubs, or even whole class / independent reading! There is a very detailed answer key, with extra discussion ideas and prompts to help you and your students get the most out of this novel.
If you are interested in teaching about racial justice in your classroom, check out some other Noteworthy Novelworks products that tackle this tough subject in a way that makes sense to students and helps them build empathy and understanding:
Sugar (by Jewell Parker Rhodes)
Glory Be (by Augusta Scattergood)
One Crazy Summer (by Rita Williams-Garcia)
The Gold Cadillac (by Mildred D. Taylor)
Or, get more for your dollar with Racial Justice Novel Study Bundle
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