This is a 29-page packet of lit study questions for use with the novel What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman. For each chapter (or half chapter for longer ones) there is a five to ten question lit response worksheet.
NOTE: This unit does NOT include an answer key. Though some questions here are designed to assess comprehension, the overall objective is to promote discussion, critical inquiry and the development of argument-building skills. Most prompts here are open-ended so a variety of responses will be "correct," depending on how well-supported they are. If you are looking for a unit with multiple choice or fill-in-the-blanks questions you can quickly match against an answer key, this is not the right unit for you.
This unit is best used in conjunction with a Writers' Workshop program; students are asked to read as writers-to pay close attention to character, conflict, point of view and elements of craft. Some of the questions ask students to look closely at Coman's writing and try using some of the author's techniques with their own works in progress.
For every three chapters there is a short quiz on new vocabulary and I have also included a vocabulary study sheet (last two pages of the packet) where all words are listed with easy to understand definitions and parts of speech.
Most of my students are English language learners so some attention is paid to decoding idioms that native English speakers will probably be familiar with.
The document is in Microsoft Word so you can easily modify or delete questions to fit your own class's needs.