The Breadwinner by Ellis Deborah: Workbook (chapter questions & activities)
Workbook for The Breadwinner by Ellis Deborah:
Pg. 1: Cover Page
Pgs. 2-20: Chapter questions and vocab activities
Pg. 9: Graphic Organizer (focus is character development)
Pg. 21: Graphic Organizer (focus is story elements using 'story mountain' organizer)
Pg. 22: Book Review Form. This can be used for ANY book/story! A GREAT resource all year long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and star rate it.
Pgs. 23-28: Answer key
>Covers whole novel
>Questions for every chapter
>250 chapter questions total
>About 7% of questions are open-ended thought questions to encourage independent thinking. The rest have right/wrong answers.
>Vocabulary activity for each chapter (matching)
Three types of questions
*Short answer (sentences not required)
*Complete answer (complete sentences required)
-What are four things you have learned about Parvana?
-When will prisoners be taken into the stadium again?
-Why does Shauzia have to dress as a boy and work?
-What makes Parvana “put her anger away”?
-Who wants to start a school?
-The reader learns that Parvana’s parents had a chance to leave Afghanistan at one time. What was father’s reason for why they needed to stay? Two sentences minimum.
-How would you describe Mrs. Weera’s attitude? Two sentences minimum.
-How are Shauzia’s and Parvana’s lives similar? Two sentences minimum.
-Mrs. Weera and mother are breaking Taliban law.
-Parvana feels proud of herself at the end of the day.
-Parvana’s secret is that she is planning to move to France.
-It will take about two weeks for Parvana’s family to get to Mazar.
Graphic Organizers >The character graphic organizer is specific to the text as it has the protagonists name in it. If you would like the graphic organizer with no character names - with a blank space to type in character names, see below. This can be with any text:
>Also included is a story plot graphic organizer. This organizer can be with any text
>Vocabulary matching activity for every chapter
>Book Review Form. This can be used for ANY book/story! A GREAT resource all year long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, state why they recommend it (or not) and why, and star rate it.
<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect accommodated or alternative resources for special education or below-level learners. Novel workbook comprehension questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 7-8th grade level.