John and his grandfather have tracked deer in order to provide the family with meat during the cold winters. But this year is different. John’s grandfather will not be going on the hunt with him. Instead, he must go out alone. And in this venture, John learns that the cycle of life includes death for all living things.
This is a concise study guide in the form of a pamphlet. Target skills include point of view, setting, guided reading questions (both literary and text dependent), conflict, characterization, inference, symbolism, literary devices, vocabulary, and theme. This guide includes a detailed answer key, vocabulary test (with the key), two powerpoint mini lessons, three quotefall puzzles, assessment chart, and a video link to an interview with the author. Students use the pamphlet as a guide and record their answers on separate pieces of paper. Time spent at the copy machine is minimized while student learning is maximized!