Written in Bone by Sally M. Walker: A Nonfiction Book Study Unit is designed for teachers of students reading Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker (Carolrhoda Books, Lerner Publishing Group, 2009). This engaging nonfiction book will inform your students about scientists and their work to excavate and investigate archaeological sites in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Features of this book study include:
*A teacher's page with suggestions for using each section of the unit and a list of online resources
*The nine-page Oral Reading and Discussion Guide, your map through the book, including a summary, discussion questions, and vocabulary for each chapter
*A twenty-five word glossary
*A vocabulary review using the words in sentence context. An answer key is provided.
*A fifty-question vocabulary test matching words with definitions and using the words in sentence context. An answer key is provided.
*What are Their Occupations?, an activity matching real-life scientists and their occupations using the index in Written in Bone. An answer key is provided.
*Questions for Independent Readers which lists all the questions in the Oral Reading and Discussion Guide, formatted for student use. This can be an independent activity or a review. An answer key is provided.
*What Happened Here? is a classification activity matching five events from the book according to the location. An answer key is provided.
*Using Scientific Procedures to Gather Information matches procedures used by the scientists profiled in this book with the resulting data. An answer key is provided.
*Comprehension test with twenty multiple choice questions. An answer key is provided.
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