This is a close reading guide to the book Touchblue by Cynthia Lord. It is a beautiful book in which 11-year-old Tess Brooks' family hosts a 13-year-old foster child in the hopes of keeping their Maine island school open.
As close reading is such an important part of the Common Core, students need to be taught to be analytic as they read texts. This unit includes close reading sections, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary, a chapter-by-chapter summary, and discussion questions (for each chapter). I have used this unit with gifted grade three as well as grade four, and it includes everything you need!
Don't forget to check out my other close reading novel studies by Cynthia Lord:
Half a Chance