"The Midnight Teacher" Student Literature Study Packet
4th - 5th
"The Midnight Teacher" is the story of Lilly Granderson and her work to educated other enslaved individuals at the risk of her own life. This literature study has prereading questions, vocabulary preview, during reading questions (broken into three parts), an activity comparing settings within the story, and an activity identifying themes that were developed throughout the story. Questions and tasks are aligned to CCSS. Great for Black History Month!
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Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.