This 30 page study guide includes questions and activities for all 28 chapters of Andrew Clements' Things Not Seen as well as a three-day assessment.
The work in this study guide encourages students to go beyond what is on the printed page and draw conclusions about the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of the different characters in the book. Additional articles about "When Fear Makes us Superhuman" and encyclopedia entries about different concepts in the book are included.
Here are examples of nightly homework questions:
*How is Bobby wanting to help Sheila similar to Mrs. Van Dorn wanting to help Alicia?
*On page 241 it says, “Mrs. Van Dorn is into looks, and now she can relax because she knows what her daughter’s friend looks like.” Bobby says he wants to launch into a lecture about appearance versus reality, but never gets a chance to deliver his speech. If you were Bobby, what would you say to the protective Mrs. Van Dorn at that moment?
*Write one sentence about chapter 21. The first word in your first sentence should be “Although.”
*Evaluate your level of empathy for Mrs. Van Dorn. Do you sympathize with her for watching out for her daughter or do you fault her for being overprotective?
*Complete this sentence about Alicia’s feelings: Alicia uses her sarcasm as armor against feeling…
*People say “there’s safety in numbers.” How is that applicable to this chapter?
*On page 132 Bobby’s dad brings up the possibility that the state will think that Bobby has a disability. Bobby thinks, “it’s like being paralyzed or – or blind.” How is Bobby’s situation a disability?
I hope that you have as much success with this study guide as I have. The kids really enjoy the concepts in the book as well as the discussions we have each day about the activities.