The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline: The BIG Workbook

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8th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline: The BIG Workbook

Pg. 1: Novel workbook cover page
Pgs. 2-22: Chapter questions & vocab
Pg. 23: Novel-based crossword puzzle
Pgs. 24-27: Answer key
Pgs. 28-29: Maps
Pg. 30: Canada's Prime Minister statement of apology to Indigenous peoples
Pgs. 31-33: Additional resources and ideas for classroom activities and studies related to the novel
Pgs. 34-35: Book Review Form. This can be used for ANY book or epic poem! A GREAT resource all year long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and rate it.


> Questions for every chapter

> 203 chapter questions total

> About 10% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers. These are great conversation starters.

> A few questions ask students to sketch a scene

> Vocabulary activity with sketching for each chapter

> Types of questions in each chapter:

  • Short Response (complete sentences not required)
  • Complete Response (complete sentences required)
  • True/False

Example Chapter Questions
-On page 18, Frenchie makes an observation of Miigwans’ shoes. What does his observation tell the reader about Miigwans, or the world?
-Why does Frenchie touch the fence before Miig can?
-At first, Indigenous people were treated one way, then as time passed, they were treated differently. How did the way they were treated change?
-Why does the family encourage independence?
-Make a sketch of the trees described on page 91. 
-What does the reader learn about why the world changed?
-Slopper was allowed to hear Story before he was seven.
-The new member of the family is a soft-spoken girl.
-Frenchie falls asleep because he is tired from the long hike.

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<>NOTE: All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order thinking. The reflective & no wrong answer style inquiries encourage independent thinking - great for discussion. Roughly 8th grade level.

The Marrow Thieves Resources

Test 1

Test 2
ALL The Marrow Thieves Resources!

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Total Pages
33 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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