Cynthia Lord's "Touch Blue" is a tale of summer courage and challenges on a small island community. Tess must navigate tricky waters when her family welcomes a new foster brother to their family, and students will love reading along as she figures out what it means to be family, how to make your own luck, and how to accept others no matter what.
This novel study serves as a rigorous, CCSS-aligned companion to the novel "Touch Blue." The novel is divided into 10 manageable reading assignments, and includes 2 pages of student work for each assignment: thoughtfully-planned before reading, during reading, vocabulary, and text-dependent questions are included for every section! This novel study makes guided reading a breeze, and is also perfect for literature circles, book clubs, independent reading, or even enrichment!
A detailed answer key is provided, with specific citations, multiple possible answers for interpretive-style questions, teaching notes, and grading rubrics for longer essay-style questions (4 at the conclusion of the novel). Also included are a checklist of skills addressed per reading assignment, and a copy of the novel study skill recording sheet that will help you keep track of student understanding and standard mastery in a snap!
Download the preview to see more specifics about the novel study, and download the freebie skills recording sheet below (also included in the novel study) to get started with your next reading group!
FREEBIE Novel Study Skills Recording Sheet
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