A Distant Enemy by Deb Vanasse: BIG Workbook (Chapter Questions, Activities, Maps....)
A Distant Enemy by Deb Vanasse Workbook
-Table of contents
-Pg. 1: Workbook cover page
-Pgs. 2-20: Chapter questions and vocab
-Pg. 21: Setting Activity (based on novel)
-Pg. 22: Alaska Flag Activity
-Pgs. 23-25: Subsistence Activities (based on novel)
-Pgs. 26-27: Book Review Form. This can be used for ANY book! A GREAT resource all year long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and rate it.
-Pg. 28: Full page of video resources for classroom studies related to the novel
-Pgs. 29-33: Answer Keys
-Workbook covers the whole novel
-Questions for every chapter
-188 chapter questions total
-Book Review Form at end which can be used for ANY novel, a great resource
-About 8% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers.
-A couple questions ask students to sketch a scene
-Vocabulary activity for each chapter
Four types of questions in each chapter:
-Short answer (complete sentences not required)
-Complete answer (complete sentences required)
-The fish drying racks by the river were…
(A) full (B) empty (C) less than half full (D) missing
-What is the meeting at the community center about?
(A) Joseph’s grades (B) the new city manager (C) an election (D) the fishing closure
-Would Joseph tell the lie about Mr. Townsend again if he had the chance? (A) no (B) yes (C) only if Simon knew (D) yes, if he could spread the story himself
-What did Joseph know, but did not tell grandfather?
-Joseph calls his grandfather Ap’a. What might this word mean?
-Why did Joseph and grandfather dry the fish inside the smokehouse instead of outside?
-Describe the exact arrangement Mr. Townsend makes between Joseph and the troopers.
-How does Joseph feel about the invitation from his father?
-Grandfather thinks people must discover their own mistakes and correct themselves.
-Most news in the village comes from the TV.
-The village’s fuel comes in on the river every month.
-The rumor became beyond Joseph’s control.
-Using the welding torch made Joseph feel powerful.
"Growing up in an Eskimo village, Joseph struggles against changes that endanger his traditional way of life. Fueled by resentment of his long-absent father, his anger and hatred intensify until a brush with death forces him to confront all that threatens to destroy him."
for students slightly below grade level. The questions are not all higher order thinking questions (but some are); they are roughly 7th grade level questions. This is a perfect accommodated reading alternative for high schoolers who are below grade level. It is also just a great novel of teen angst!