This packet is to be used before, during, and after reading. Before reading activities on the first page focus on the theme of the novel. during reading activities include vocabulary words and questions that assess understanding. After reading activities include writing prompts that require text-to-self connections and more reflection on the novel's theme.
This packet was designed for an ESL class. Therefore, the vocabulary listed is ESL friendly. The questions were written with ESL students in mind.
This packet is GREAT for students reading below grade level because it asks higher level thinking questions and discusses the theme of the text!