For the novel The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake, this document can supply homework, facilitate guided reading groups, or stimulate reading analysis for each chapter. If you're looking for a comprehensive unit and suite of materials for The Skin I’m In that includes this resource, check out The Skin I’m In Unit: Comprehensive Suite of Materials for Novel Study
The document has 16 assignments - one for every two chapters of the book - and each assignment includes 8 questions aligned to CCSS ELA skills.
In this product, Common Core standards covered include:
• Identifying main idea and support using details from the text
• Identifying and analyzing parts of plot – how elements of a story interact
• Identify conflict and types of conflict
• Analyze how conflict affects characters and creates suspense
• Analyze character and make inferences about character motivation
• Identify and analyze symbols for their deeper meaning
• Identify themes of the text and explain the lesson learned
• Analyze the effectiveness of flashbacks and foreshadowing
In addition, each assignment also sees students identifying an example of figurative language and draw a visualization of their example. Furthermore, the end of each assignment leaves room for a mini-reading quiz to check students' comprehension. As such, the entire package and its inclusive set of questions allows for multiple potential uses based on your determination about when and where it would be most helpful, either in-class or for homework.
Last but certainly not least is an answer key! The key provides potential answers for every question asked in every chapter. This includes comprehension quiz questions. It also includes potential answers for the analytic questions. Of course, not all analytic questions have just one answer! Part of the strength of the analysis question is the room they leave for students to demonstrate their unique thinking. Therefore, use the answers at your discretion but know they provide a solid foundation of the type of performance that make for quality work.
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