This is a comprehensive book group packet based on the novel The Music of Dolphins, by Karen Hesse. It features guiding questions for students to complete either independently or with teacher support and discuss during guided reading lessons.
The novel unit has 5 sections which should each take about the same amount of time, and I generally have the kids complete one section a week, so the unit can be completed in 5 weeks.
Questions cover a variety of topics, such as theme, figurative language, symbolism, character motivation, vocabulary building, and much much more. It mixes questions that vary in levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and ask students to really think about their reading.
The beauty of this packet is that as a soft copy you will be able to adjust for different levels and add to or take away from the packet as much as you'd like. Vocabulary questions might have to be adjusted to make the page numbers fit the specific books you are using.
This is a fabulous and engaging book with endless levels of depth and understanding. It is really interesting how the author matches the text to the main character's cognitive level as she learns how to communicate. It would work well as a middle or end of 4th grade, middle of 5th grade, or lower 6th, 7th, or 8th grade study.