The Parker Inheritance Novel Study

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In The Parker Inheritance, 12-year-old Candice has to spend the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, due to her parents' divorce. When she and her mom take up residence in her deceased grandmother's house, Candice finds a letter alluding to a town tragedy and offering clues to a mysterious fortune. Candice teams up with bookish neighbor Brandon, and the two ingeniously puzzle out clues, scour the internet, and sift through old yearbooks and photos. Scenes shift easily between past and present as they piece together the story of an African American family that was driven out of town during the Jim Crow 1950s. What happened? Why? Who's the mysterious donor, and what's his relationship to the town's history?

2019-2020 Georgia Children’s Book (Gr. 4-5) Award Nominees

Unit Information – 37 total pages

This novel study includes:

· 350 Novel Study Q & A (12 pages)

· 350 Novel study Questions separated by Chapters (10 pages)

· Novel Answer Page with page numbers (separate pages) – (10 pages)

These questions can be used to help quiz students participating in the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl for 2019-2020.

The questions are only literal questions that can be used as daily running quizzes as students read the novel. Instructors are free to create their own higher order thinking questions for this novel.

· Vocabulary Handout - 15 words (1 page)

· Vocabulary Definitions (1 page)

· Test (3 pages) includes answers

Total Pages
37 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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