War and Refugee Experiences Novel Studies Bundle

War and Refugee Experiences Novel Studies Bundle
War and Refugee Experiences Novel Studies Bundle
War and Refugee Experiences Novel Studies Bundle
War and Refugee Experiences Novel Studies Bundle
War and Refugee Experiences Novel Studies Bundle
War and Refugee Experiences Novel Studies Bundle
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    Get three of my War and Refugee novel studies that have lots of comprehension questions and activities that will help your students.

    The following are included in this bundle -

    Number the Stars, Refugee, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    Number the Stars

    Comprehension and Vocabulary Unit

    This resource is a novel study unit ( comprehension, vocabulary and some activities) based on the novel by Lois Lowry - Number the Stars. This resource has all you need to teach in-depth comprehension skills for this novel. It has all the comprehension questions, some activities, lots of vocabulary activities and quizzes that cover a wide range of skills. It has over 60 pages of actual students work and the rest pages are answer keys.

    Included in this packet are -

    1. Cover page

    2. Terms of use page

    3. Pre-reading activities

    4. Contents page

    5.Prediction of story activities

    6. Author study activity

    7. Extensive comprehension questions and activities for each chapter grouped as follows ( 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17)

    8. Answer keys for the comprehension questions

    9. Open response questions and activities as well as graphic organizers for each section.

    10. Vocabulary activities - definition and context clue meanings for

    grouped chapters in the story

    11. Vocabulary quiz for grouped chapters plus answer keys

    12. Chapter summaries

    13. Emoji feelings activities

    14. Writing prompts

    15. Character analysis

    16. After reading activities

    Novel Activities Unit

    This novel activities resource unit will help you to teach a lot of comprehension skills. It is based on the novel 'Number the Stars' by Lois Lowry. This resource has differentiated activities that you can use to teach in-depth comprehension skills for this novel. It has many activities that cover a range of skills. It has 42 pages of actual students work. It has the following -

    • Before you start reading ( writing activity)
    • Some things to consider before reading Number the Stars activity
    • Some historical contexts before reading Number the Stars activity
    • The persecution of the Danish Jews - Causes & Effects activity
    • Annemarie's thoughts and feelings about Ellen's ordeal activity
    • World War Two - What have you learned?
    • Life in Denmark before and after the Nazis came activity
    • Lise the Hero activity
    • The times the characters in the story had to lie activity
    • What happened to Mrs. Hirsch activity
    • Metaphors and symbolism - the stars and your thoughts activity
    • Lets talk about the German soldiers activity
    • Annemarie's courage activity
    • Create four story endings for Number the Stars activity
    • Your story ending activity
    • What is in a name - Let us talk about the title of the book activity
    • Symbolism activity
    • Annemarie at the start and end of the story activity
    • Other characters in the story activity
    • Imagine some characters were not in the story activity
    • Inner and outer conflicts Annemarie faced activity
    • An analysis of the conflicts activity
    • My author interview activity
    • Doodling about the story events activity
    • Ellen's letter to Annemarie from Sweden activity
    • Number the Stars review activity
    • Character traits activity
    • Two songs activity
    • Let us talk about the themes activity
    • Some questions you might have as you read Number the Stars activity
    • Settings - time and place activity
    • Author's purpose activity
    • Connect to the characters activity
    • My mood while reading this book activity
    • Quotes activity
    • Compare any two characters activity
    • Number the Stars and another book activity
    • And lots more

    Refugee

    Refugee - Pre-Reading Activities

    This is a pre-reading activity unit for Alan Gratz's Refugee novel. I used these activities to introduce my students to who refugees are and the different events in the world that gave rise to the prevalence of refugees. Included in this pre-reading activities unit are the following -

    • My predictions before reading the book activity
    • Who is a refugee activity
    • Important details about the Syrian war activity
    • Important details about World War II activity
    • Important details about the Cuban unrest activity
    • The MS St. Louis activity
    • The characters words activity
    • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees activity
    • The Refugees connections activity
    • Credits pages

    Refugee - Comprehension and Vocabulary Unit

    This resource is a novel study unit ( comprehension, vocabulary and some activities) based on the novel by Alan Gratz - Refugee. This resource has all you need to teach in-depth comprehension skills for this novel. It has all the comprehension questions, some activities, lots of vocabulary activities and quizzes that cover a wide range of skills. It has over 150 pages of actual students work and the rest pages are answer keys.

    Included in this packet are -

    1. Cover page

    2. Terms of use page

    3. Pre-reading activities

    4. Contents page

    5.Prediction of story activities

    6. Author study activity

    7. Extensive comprehension questions for each chapter ( not grouped)

    8. Answer keys for the comprehension questions

    9. Open response questions and activities as well as graphic organizers for each chapter.

    10. Vocabulary activities - definition and context clue meanings for

    grouped chapters in the story

    11. Vocabulary quiz for grouped chapters plus answer keys

    12. Chapter summaries

    Refugee Novel Activities

    This novel activities resource unit will help you to teach a lot of comprehension skills. It is based on the novel 'Refugee' by Alan Gratz. This resource has differentiated activities that you can use to teach in-depth comprehension skills for this novel. It has many activities that cover a range of skills. It has 55 pages of actual students work. It has the following -

    • World War Two - causes and effects activity
    • What if the events didn't happen activity
    • Josef's thoughts and feelings activity
    • The question of self identity and perspectives activity
    • The ghosts of Dachau activity
    • Visualization - Mahmoud's journey from Syria to Germany activity
    • Visualization - Isabel's journey from Cuba to America activity
    • Visualization - Josef's journey activity
    • How events made some of the characters to change activity
    • How did the decisions of other characters affect the main characters activity
    • Let us talk about relationships activity
    • Let us talk about the themes activity
    • What was Josef thinking activity?
    • An analysis of the extreme dangers refugees face activity
    • My author interview activity
    • Settings - time and place activity
    • What is in a name - Let us talk about the title of the book Refugee activity
    • Imagine some of the characters in the book were not there activity
    • Some questions you might have as you read Refugee activity
    • The characters letters activity
    • Quotes activity
    • Symbolism activity
    • Supporting and analyzing supporting characters activity
    • Story maps for each of the characters journeys activity
    • Refugee review activity
    • What do you know about these characters activity
    • Create your refugee survival kit activity
    • How the characters changed activity
    • Your thoughts - compare Schroeder and Schiendick activity
    • Jumping into the water - an analysis of some events in the story activity
    • Historical perspectives - what are your thoughts activity
    • Bravery, courage and selflessness - how did the characters show this activity
    • Walk a mile in their shoes activity
    • Conflicts activity
    • Connect to the characters activity
    • My mood while reading this story activity
    • Compare any two characters activity
    • and many more!

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    This resource is a novel study based on the story by John Boyne - 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas'. This resource has all you need for this novel. It has all the comprehension questions, differentiated activities, vocabulary activities and quizzes that cover a range of skills. It has 85 pages of actual students work and the rest 15 pages are answer keys.

    Included in this packet are -

    1. Prediction of story activities

    2. Author study activity

    3. Comprehension questions for each chapter grouped as follows (1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20)

    4. Answer keys for the comprehension questions

    5. Open response questions and activities for each chapter.

    6. Vocabulary activities - definition and context clue meanings for

    each chapter in the story

    6. Vocabulary quiz for each chapter plus answer keys

    7. Chapter summaries

    8. What did Bruno and Shmuel do and say activity

    9. Draw and write what happened activities ( 2 pages)

    10. Story elements activities ( 3 pages) - characters, setting, genre, author's purpose, problem, solution, etc.

    11. What did Bruno do activity

    12. What did Shmuel do activity

    13. Blank pages ( 2) for the above activities

    14. Write a letter to Shmuel and Bruno

    15. Settings activity

    16. The other problems activity

    17. The other solutions activity

    18. Story time line activity ( graphic organizer)

    19. Connect to text activity ( my questions activity)

    20. Lest We Forget activity

    21. Write about the characters activity

    22. What I liked about the story activity

    23. What if this happened instead activities

    24. The friendship activity ( Shmuel and Bruno)

    25. How has Bruno changed activity

    26. How has Shmuel changed activity

    27. How has Bruno's mother changed activity

    28. Reading log

    29. Compare and contrast activity

    30. Text to text writing prompt

    31. Cause and effect activity

    32. How will you describe Bruno?

    33. How will you describe Shmuel?

    34. How will you describe Gretel?

    35. How will you describe Bruno's mom?

    36. How will you describe Bruno's dad?

    37. How will you describe anybody in the story?

    38. My fence experience activity

    39. How are Bruno and Shmuel different activity

    40. How are Bruno and Shmuel the same activity

    41. Connect and analyze Bruno and Shmuel's differences and similarities

    42. Story elements activities

    43. Sequence of events activity

    44. Bruno's different feelings

    45. Shmuel's different feelings

    46. Bruno's dad's different feelings

    47. Bruno's grand mom's different feelings

    48. Gretel's different feelings

    49. So much more!

    The product aligns with the Common Core Standards and has many components of Blooms Taxonomy in the higher order questions and differentiated activities

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