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This reproducible study guide to use in conjunction with the novel consists of lessons for guided reading. Written in Chapter—by Chapter— chapter format, that guide contains a synopsis, pre—reading activities, vocabulary and comprehension exercises, as well as extension activities to be used as follow—up to the novel.

In a homogeneous classroom, whole class instruction with one title is appropriate. In a heterogeneous classroom, reading groups should be formed: each group works ...

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Overview

This reproducible study guide to use in conjunction with the novel consists of lessons for guided reading. Written in Chapter—by Chapter— chapter format, that guide contains a synopsis, pre—reading activities, vocabulary and comprehension exercises, as well as extension activities to be used as follow—up to the novel.

In a homogeneous classroom, whole class instruction with one title is appropriate. In a heterogeneous classroom, reading groups should be formed: each group works on a different novel on its reading level. Depending upon the length of time devoted to reading in the classroom, each novel, with its guide and accompanying lessons, may be completed in three to six weeks.

Begin using NOVEL—TIES for reading development by distributing the novel and a folder to each child. Distribute duplicated pages of the study guide for student to place in their folders. After examining the cover and glancing through the book, students can participate in several pre—reading activities. Vocabulary questions should be considered prior to reading a chapter; all other work should be done after the chapter has been read. Comprehension questions can be answered orally or in writing. The classroom teachers should determine thee amount of work to be assigned, always keeping in mind that readers must be nurtured and that the ultimate goal is encouraging students' love of reading.

The benefits of using NOVEL—TIES are numerous. Students read good literature in the original, rather than in abridged or edited form. The good reading habits, formed by practice in focusing on interpretive comprehension and literary techniques, will be transferred to the books students read independently. Passive readers become active, avid readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569826713
  • Publisher: Learning Links, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Series: Novel-Ties Study Guides
  • Pages: 44
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2002

    Rifles for Watie

    BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Jefferson Davis Bussey is sixteen when the Civil War breaks out. He can't wait to leave his Kansas farm and defend the Union against Colonel Watie, leader of the dreaded Cherokee Indian rebels. But Jeff soon learns that there's more to war than honor and glory. As an infantry solider, he must march several miles, exhausted and near starvation. He sees friends die in battle. He know that each more could be his last. Then Jeff is sent to infiltrate the enemy camp as a spy. And it is there he makes his most important discovery: The rebels are just men -and boys- like him. The only difference between them is their cause. Passing himself off as a rebel, Jeff waits for information he needs to help the Union conquer the enemy forces. But when the time comes, Jeff finds himself up against a very difficult decision. Should he betray the enemy? Or join them?

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    I read this book when I was in junior high school a zillion year

    I read this book when I was in junior high school a zillion years ago. After finding a paperback copy a few years ago, I bought it, read it and enjoyed it all over again. This is an excellent book for teens who want to learn history and has a good, well-developed main character. I recommend it for both boys and girls.

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