Victory on the Walls is an excellent novel when teaching a unit on Ancient Literature. It takes place in Jerusalem and is about a 13-year-old boy named Bani who has been raised in Susa, the city of the Persian king Artaxerxes. But now his uncle Nehemiah wants to return to ruined and troubled Jerusalem---and Bani is given a part to play that will change his life forever! This novel dramatizes a turning-point of history, in 445 BC, when—through confrontation and daring risks—Judaism was re-established in the Promised Land.
This study guide addresses comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. The comprehension skills are drawing conclusions, making inferences, comparing and contrasting, map study, and determining cause and effect. The students will have the opportunity to write a compare and contrast essay along with a personal narrative. There are comprehension questions and vocabulary (including the page numbers) for each chapter. Along with this study guide, I also offer study guides for Archimedes and the Door of Science and The Wanderings of Odysseus to go along with your unit on Ancient Literature. Please rate this resource. Thank you. Einstein 1 Ellen Gabor http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Einstein1
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