The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline: Novel Workbook, Maps, Classroom Ideas, etc.
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline: Award winning new YA novel
"Just when you think you have nothing left to lose,
they come for your dreams."
-Covers the whole book -Questions for every chapter -Key included -203 chapter questions total -Book Review Form at end which can be used for ANY novel, a great resource -About 10% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers. -A few questions ask students to sketch a scene -Vocabulary activity for each chapter
Three types of questions for each chapter: -Short answer (complete sentences not required) -Complete answer (complete sentences required) -True/false
Contents: -Table of contents -Pg. 1: Novel workbook cover page -Pgs. 2-22: Chapter questions and vocab -Pg. 23: Novel-based crossword puzzle -Pgs. 24-27: Answer key -Pgs. 28-29: Maps -Pg. 30: Canada's Prime Minister statement of apology to Indigenous peoples -Pgs. 31-33: Additional resources and ideas for classroom activities and studies related to the novel -Pgs. 34-35: Book Review Form: This can be used for ANY book! A GREAT resource all year/career long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and rate it.
Example Questions: -On page 18, Frenchie makes an observation of Miigwans’ shoes. What does his observation tell the reader about Miigwans, or the world? -Why does Frenchie touch the fence before Miig can? -At first, Indigenous people were treated one way, then as time passed, they were treated differently. How did the way they were treated change? -Why does Frenchie touch the fence before Miig can? -Why does the family encourage independence? -Make a sketch of the trees described on page 91. -What does the reader learn about why the world changed? True/False -Slopper was allowed to hear Story before he was seven. -The new member of the family is a soft-spoken girl. -Frenchie falls asleep because he is tired from the long hike.
Designed for students slightly below grade level. The questions are not all higher order thinking questions (some are); they are roughly 8th grade level questions. This is a perfect accommodated reading alternative for high schoolers who are below grade level. It is also just a great dystopian novel!