This is a lit log by MrsDsEducationalTools for The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson.
The themes in this historical fiction mystery (U.S. 1900s) are: social injustice, prejudice, racism, civil rights, segregation, bullying, police brutality, family, friendship, growing up & facts of life, and LGBT.
The key focus skills of the lit log are:
- cite textual evidence/draw inferences
- describe/analyze plot/characters
- explain point of view
Other skills in the lit log are:
- determine theme/central idea/summarize
- analyze structure of text
This lit log can be used for direct reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, literature circle, close reading) or for a guide for a read aloud
The reading level of the book is 6th grade and the interest level is 5th to 8th grade.
I hope this lit log is helpful for you and your students.