UNDER THE BLOOD RED SUN is a novel about the changes that occurred in the lives of boyhood friends after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The focus is on three themes: friendship, prejudice, and conflict (personal and cultural). This novel study is an integrated complete lesson plan with presentation suggestions, discussion questions, follow-up activities, chapter tests with answer key, extended research topics and a portfolio organizer. It is designed for the instruction, practice, and assessment of basic reading/language arts objectives, test-taking strategies and application of graphic organizers. The unit incorporates art in the visualization activities and drama in the role-play of the conversational dialogue of the characters.
Recommended for grades 4 through 6 and homeschoolers, the unit was originally created for and used by Academically Gifted fourth and fifth grade students in several different schools. The completion time for this unit is usually four to six weeks. As a student booklet, the discussion questions and activities are in the front of this unit and the tests are in the back portion. If copied into non-consumable booklets to be used from year to year, remove the answer key at the end of the booklet and the portfolio contents sheet to be submitted with the completed portfolio. Instructions for use of the study unit are contained in the INTRODUCTION and INSTRUCTIONAL USE sections. It can be downloaded from Jan Z's Study Units on the Teachers Pay Teachers website. Graham Salisbury (the author) and Dana Hankins (producer of the movie based on this novel) have both endorsed this novel study unit.
UNDER THE BLOOD RED SUN by Graham Salisbury Novel Study Unit
by Janice K. Zmuda
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License