This is a 90+ page Common Core aligned NO PREP novel study for Thunder Cave by Roland Smith.
This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The table of contents makes finding information quick and easy. The 30+ page student packet is perfect for literature circles or independent work.
After the death of his mother, fourteen-year-old Jacob Lansa plans and executes a solitary journey across the globe to Kenya to find his father. His father is a field biologist tracking elephant herds. Jacob deals with being beaten and robbed, coming face-to-face with a lion, and almost dying alone in Africa. Then he meets Supeet, a Masai man on his own quest – to bring the rains so desperately needed to end Kenya’s devastating drought. There are poachers and kidnappers, too – even reluctant readers will be drawn into this book’s fast-paced action!
Spoiler: there are a few words parents and teachers might find objectionable: piss and bastards.
ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
Included in this Novel Study Guide:
Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸CCSS Checklists for grades 5 - 7
Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Master Vocabulary List
▸”Mark My Words” Student Vocabulary Bookmark
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Final Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)
Student Packet (divided into 3 sections) featuring:
▸Focused Information and Questions on Figurative Language and Synonyms/Antonyms
▸Student Project Suggestions
Additional Activities and Worksheets:
▸Make A Swahili Dictionary
▸Life Lessons from Thunder Cave
▸Theme Graphic Organizer
▸Q & A Dice Game
▸Final Vocabulary Quiz (matching)
▸Review Quiz (M/C + write a summary)
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
R.L. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
R.L. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4
R.L. 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
L. 5.4, 5.5
L. 6.4, 6.5
L. 7.4, 7.5
Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸determining word meaning from context clues and/or using a dictionary
▸figurative language (alliteration, similes, metaphors, hyperbole, idioms, personification, adages/proverbs, and allusions)
▸synonyms and antonyms
▸understanding the feelings of characters
▸point of view
▸recognize how a character changes throughout a story]
▸cause and effect
▸compare and contrast this book with another book (student project)
Curriculum tie-ins or occasions:
▸native cultures (Hopi and Masai)
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