Looking for a great novel to teach the history behind the Salem Witch Trials? Need a story full of mystery and drama to keep those reluctant readers engaged? Do you need a story full of themes, figurative language, and connections to both real world and historical references? If so, check out Wicked Cries.
Wicked Cries is a young adult historical novel laced with paranormal mystery and literary themes.
This novel comes with a teaching guide with activities, lesson guides, reading comprehension questions, On Demand prompts, short answer and extended response questions, and connection to literary techniques that all align with the Common Core standards.
For 16-year-old Sadie Sanders, dealing with the dead is growing tiresome, especially when they expect her to play messenger to the afterlife. Up until now, Sadie has been able to handle it, but after a deadly car crash, Sadie’s job has become personal. Now, Sadie finds herself haunted by Elizabeth, a girl who was wrongfully persecuted for being a witch during the Salem Witch Trials. Now, Sadie is being transported into the life of Elizabeth, dreaming about the events uncovered in her diary. Sadie can't tell anyone about her secret, not even her own family. They wouldn't believe her, or worse they would try to stop her from continuing her journey to truth. Sadie has a choice to make. And it's not going to be an easy one.