This novel study is the perfect companion to The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Students will use the reading response activities to boost understanding, show their comprehension, and engage with the book in different ways. It incorporates different aspects of reading, including comprehending, inferring, making connections, questioning, summarizing, evaluating, and synthesizing.
Comprehension questions are included for each couple of chapters of this novel. These can be used as written activities or as a basis for oral, whole-class discussions. Your students will not only answer questions to show their understanding but also to make predictions and connections to their own lives.
Supplementary activities are also included for each chapter. These will allow students to dive deeper into the novel, and incorporate other essential skills using graphic organizers. Activities include:
- Pre-reading activities
- Vocabulary activities
- Character Attribute Webs
- Writing Descriptive Paragraphs
- Making Connections to Self
- Creating a Poster Intended to Persuade
- Writing Instructions
- Cause and Effect
- Quotation Marks
- Common vs Proper Nouns
- Sequencing and Transition Words
- Venn Diagrams
- A to Z Book Summary
- Book Review
There is a lot of choice included so you can choose the activities that best suit your classroom goals.
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