>A few questions are 'no wrong answer' or sketch style responses - to encourage independent thinking and creative engagement.
>Story review form is a career-long reusable (can be reused with no changes for stories, books, film, and epic poetry).
>Character graphic organizer is specific to the story, not generic.
>Themes: Standing up for beliefs despite the risks, racism, finding one’s voice
*This is a great short story of a young Filipino woman standing up and speaking her truth, despite the trouble it may bring.
Interestingly, the story can also be used as a last chapter of Melissa de la Cruz's novel Something in Between.
<>Resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified resources for special education or below-level learners. Workbook questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 7-8th grade level.