A Distant Enemy: Workbook, Tests, & Reading Journal Bundle
A Distant Enemy by Deb Vanasse
45 page bundle
-Table of contents
-Pg. 1: Novel 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
-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)
*PLUS vocab activity in every chapter
Example Chapter Questions:
-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.
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!
-Why are the numbers of salmon decreasing? (A) the Yup’ik are catching too many of them (B) incidental fishing by Russian and Japanese ships (C) it’s a mystery (D) the Fish & Game Department won’t say
-Who watches out for grandfather most?
(A) Joseph (B) Anna/mom (C) Alexie John (D) no one, he is alone
-Joseph decides his error was letting …
(A) a white person help him with the troopers (B) his cousin annoy him(C) too many lies happen (D) his anger consume him
-What are two ways Yup’ik show respect for the animals they hunt? -Why are pilings necessary in the village? Explain.
-Joseph shows appreciation for the opportunity Mr. Townsend has given him. (T/F)
-Hunters are very respected in the village. (T/F)
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.
DUAL ENTRY READING JOURNAL
-Focus of entries is on character
"Your task throughout this novel is to collect quotes which reveal aspects of our novel’s characters." -4 pages -Directions state one entry per chapter (16), but teacher can dictate quantity and quality of entries as well
-Includes cover page and an example entry
This bundle is $2.75 less than purchasing the three items individually!
Same product on TeachersPayTeachers: $38
"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."