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This comprehensive book unit is for the 2013 Newbery Award winning novel by Katherine Applegate. Based on a true story, it is a heartwarming, fictionalized story of a gorilla who was captured and kept in a shopping mall circus for 27 years. Appropriate with studies of animal endangerment and treatment of animals. Common Core related activities include comprehension questions, cause and effect, character development and multiple writing activities.
This 14 page packet includes templates for students to complete during the second reading of informational text. This packet is aligned with the Close Reading Strategy and the CC standards for Reading of Informational Text for grades 3-5. The packet also includes a page of teacher guidelines for the reading strategy.
This 9 page book unit includes pre-writing, comprehension questions, cause and effect, timeline, story mapping and vocabulary work for this fun Christmas story by Barbara Robinson.