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.
Like all ELAHwy products, the workbook is 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!