The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Novel Workbook
-Cover the whole book -Questions for every chapter -Key included -126 Questions total -Book Review Form at end which can be used for ANY novel - great resource
QUESTIONS: -About 1/2 require two (or more) sentences, remainder are a combination of fill in the blank and brief response, and a few ask for longer responses. -About 20% of questions are open-ended thought questions, or responses may vary, to encourage independent thought. Remainder have specific right/wrong answers. -Directions read as follows: "Questions must be answered with at least two complete sentences for full credit, unless otherwise stated. Questions with asterisks do not require complete sentences - phrases or single words okay, if it answers the question/s. Errors in capitalization and punctuation will be counted."
-Pg 1: cover page -Pgs 2-15: Chapter questions -Pg 16: Book Review Form - This can be used for ANY book! GREAT resource all year long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and rate it. -Pgs 17-20: Answer key
EXAMPLE QUESTIONS: -Junior is deeply upset about the death of Oscar. Explain. -What big change does Junior want to make? -Describe the conversation between Junior and his dad on the way to Reardan. -What rules did Rowdy ask Roger about? -Who was Junior told to block all game? -What became Junior’s grieving ceremony?
*Designed for students slightly below grade level. The questions are not all higher order thinking questions (but some are). They are probably around 7th grade level questions.