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Refugee Novel Study

Refugee Novel Study

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Total Pages: 216 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 month
File Type: Zip

Introduce your students to the experiences of refugees around the world with this captivating Refugee Novel Study, designed specifically for middle school classrooms. Dive into the compelling stories of Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud, skillfully crafted by acclaimed author Alan Gratz, as your students explore the challenges faced by these characters.

These thoughtfully structured lessons not only immerse students in the narratives but also provide a dynamic platform for learning and reviewing literary elements and reading strategies. Through engaging activities, your students will develop a deep understanding of plot, character, conflict, setting, theme, and more.

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Included in this Resource:

  • Detailed Lesson Plans: Thoughtfully structured lessons cover a spectrum of literary elements and reading strategies, providing a comprehensive understanding of plot, character, conflict, setting, theme, and more.
  • Chapter Questions: Each chapter comes with 3 comprehension questions to assess students’ understanding of the novel. These questions come as both PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms™ formats.
  • Background Knowledge-Building Activities: QR Codes, readings and a map assignment engage students in learning about the novel. 
  • Graphic Organizers: Students will use this format to take notes throughout the unit.
  • MP3 Audio Files: These are provided for student readings to support all learners in the classroom.
  • Answer Keys: These are included, providing educators with the necessary support to guide students through the material confidently.
  • Final Project: This task assesses students on reading, oral and writing. 
  • Standards-Based Grading Rubric (Level 1 - Level 4): Easily assess and evaluate your students' writing skills, ensuring alignment with educational standards.
  • Points-Based Grading Rubric (Provides a final percentage mark): Simplify your grading process with a comprehensive rubric that calculates precise percentages.
  • Print & Digital Formats: Whether teaching in-person or online, this resource accommodates both environments. Individual PDFs for students facilitate easy integration into online platforms like Google Classroom™, and Google Slides/Forms™ lessons are tailored for 1:1 schools.

Refugee Novel Study Overview

  • Lesson 1 - Activating Prior Knowledge Brainstorm and Discussion
  • Lesson 2 - Elements of a Novel Notetaking 
  • Lesson 3 - Modelled Practice of the Elements of a Novel and Reading Strategies (Plot, Character, Conflict, Setting, Topic, Theme, Foreshadowing, Symbolism, Simile, Metaphor, Predictions, Connections, Questions, Inference, Visualization)
  • Lesson 4 - Refugee Novel Introduction Activities
  • Lesson 5 - Refugee Novel Study 
  • Lesson 6 - Refugee Chapter Questions (3 Questions per chapter)
  • Lesson 7 - Refugee Final Project

Why Choose This Refugee Unit Plan? 

✅ No-Prep Required: It's as easy as photocopying! Spend less time planning and more time teaching your students.
✅ Student Engagement: Watch your students become immersed in the story. 
✅ Fosters Empathy and Understanding: By exploring the experiences of refugees, the resource promotes empathy and a deeper understanding of real-world issues, fostering a sense of global awareness among students.
✅ Versatile Formats: The resource is available in both print and digital formats, providing flexibility in teaching and catering to various learning preferences.
✅ Varied Activities: Beyond traditional lessons, the resource includes background knowledge-building activities, map activities, graphic organizers, and a captivating final project, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning experience.

Make learning about the experiences of refugees an unforgettable journey for your middle school students with this comprehensive Refugee Novel Study resource. Engage, educate, and inspire students with literature.

Teacher Feedback

  1. “I absolutely love all of the resources from this creator!”
  2. “This was a fun and engaging activity for my students.”
  3. “As always, a great resource from 2Peas! Thank you for creating it!”

Please note that the Refugee novel itself is not included in this resource.

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