I am very proud of my latest novel guide for Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Uprising is a long book, filled with diverse, rich characters and dynamic plot events, which can be much to keep track of for young readers. With that in mind, I created this guide so students can gather and record reader’s notes while they are reading, as well answer text dependent questions that are directly connected to important elements of literature. Text dependent questions are embedded into the student’s reader’s notes so they are carefully guided into understanding the complex characters and plot events this novel offers. Each chapter has its own reader's notes and questions making it easier for teachers to pick and choose what they want to include for independent practice.
In addition to the guide, I have included informational articles, which cover important topics in the novel such as women’s suffrage, unfair working conditions and Ellis Island just to name a few. When reading realistic fiction, it is important that students compare and contrast the fictional portrayal of an event with factual information on the same event. This helps builds their understanding and strengthens their research skills. Vocabulary development is embedded into the students reader’s notes and have been crafted for students to utilize the skill of understanding unknown words and phrases through context.