Truce by Jim Murphy: A Nonfiction Book Study is designed for teachers of students reading Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy (Scholastic Press, 2009). Truce is a nonfiction account of the Christmas truce of 1914 which also addresses in detail the causes of the war, the battles leading up to the truce, and the aftermath.
Features of this book study include:
*A teacher's page with suggestions for using each section of the book study, objectives, and online resources
*The seven page Oral Reading and Discussion Guide, your map through the book, including a summary of each chapter and one or more comprehension questions for each chapter
*A twenty-five-word glossary
*A crossword puzzle matching vocabulary words with definitions
*A review worksheet matching words and definitions
*A vocabulary review using the words in sentence context
*A fifty-question vocabulary test matching words with definitions and using the words in sentence context
*A map exercise showing Europe in 1914
*A short research project on European leaders during World War I
*A sequence of events worksheet
*Questions for Independent Readers which includes all the questions in the Oral Reading and Discussion Guide formatted for student use
*Comprehension test with matching, multiple-choice, short response, and sequencing questions
*Answer keys included for all items.
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