Learning the recent history of North Korea through the eyes of a young girl, students are fascinated with the events that she and her family endure. This autobiography brings 1945 into focus and explains the separation of Korea while readers experience the strength of the ten year old narrator and her family.
This is a fairly complete Novel Study that teaches the history of the separation of Korea from a human standpoint: focus questions for every chapter of various types(comprehension, projection, analysis, etc.) No answer key for these questions.
There is a graphic organizer and charts, tailored precisely for this novel, as well as an illustration opportunity.
A glossary is included with a vocabulary worksheet and puzzle, plus a word search for the names in the novel.
Lots of teacher suggestions and writing possibilities are included as well as some of my experiences with teaching the novel, especially with the creative writing assignment.
A two page Novel Test is here WITH ANSWER KEY.
CCSS - ELA included in this unit:
RL1,2,3,4,6,9 W 2,3
My checklist for ELA 6,7,8 RL standards covered in this unit is attached at the end of the file.