As they drive cross country in search of closure after her mother’s disappearance, Salamanca tells her grandparents the story of Phoebe Winterbottom. At the same time, Salamanca’s story unfolds and merges with Phoebe’s. Students will enjoy reading and discussing the story of a road trip that merges elements of mystery, coming-of-age, loss, and love.
This literature guide includes:
• 17 Reader Response Sheets with questions for students to answer as they read, and a menu format that provides for student choice,
• 14 Final Essay Questions,
• 5 Final Project Ideas.
This literature guide was written for fifth grade Common Core Standards, but could be used with students or groups in grades 5-7.