This book and novel unit will change you as a teacher!!! This 40-page PRINT and GO CCSS unit with ANSWER KEY includes: -26 pages of reader response questions -a character analysis chart -Anticipation Guide -Theme Brainstorm -Main Character Focus Organizer -Story Map -2-post-reading journal topics for reflection
Text Summary: Abused by his mother and her boyfriend, Georgie Burgess learns to hide his hurt. He withdraws into a safe and secret world of beautiful gardens filled with roses—just like those in the library book he treasures.
When Georgie wins a small rosebush in a grocery store lottery he gives it all the love and caring he’s never had. Georgie’s life begins to open up for him when the courts send him to a home for boys where he will be safe. Slowly, and not without pain, Georgie learns to give—and to receive—love…
Novel not included in unit, but FYI: Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 7.7 Lexile Measure®: 1070L DRA: Not Available Guided Reading: NR Genre General Fiction Theme/Subject Character and Values Culture and Diversity
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I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher. I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.
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