The Graveyard Book | NEW Challenging Level Title!
The Graveyard Book | NEW Challenging Level Title!
The Graveyard Book | NEW Challenging Level Title!
The Graveyard Book | NEW Challenging Level Title!

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

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    The challenging level focuses on a variety of reading strategies to help students construct a meaningful literature experience as well as develop critical thinking and academic skills. 

    An in-depth teaching guide for a Newbery Award–winning and popular book. This teacher guide helps students understand Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book by grouping by strands: Community Strand and Journey Strand, providing a reference to focus student attention. Each chapter analysis includes Journal and Discussion Topics, Vocabulary, and Chapter Summaries. Other features of the guide include: Strategy Pages, Testing, and the Writer's Forum, along with an answer key.

    Table Of Contents 

    Notes to the Teacher 

    Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching The Graveyard Book 

    The Elements in this Literature Guide 

    Introducing the Literature 

    Neil Gaiman and The Graveyard Book 

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative 

    Common Core Correlation 

    • Strategy 1: Beginning a Book 

    Chapter 1 How Nobody Came to the Graveyard 

    • Strategy 2: Understanding the Reading Process 

    • Strategy 3: Marking a Text 

    • Strategy 4: Plot—Identifying the Overall Design of a Story 

    • Strategy 5: Interpreting Characterization 

    • Strategy 6: Drawing on a Source, Part I “Mowgli’s Brothers” 

    • Writer’s Forum 1: Analyzing and Composing Lyrics 

    Special Vocabulary: A Teacher’s Resource 

    Chapter 2 The New Friend

    • Strategy 7: Plot—Types of Conflict

    Test: Chapters 1–2

    Chapter 3 The Hounds of God

    • Strategy 8: Interpreting Character Names and Development

    • Strategy 9: Relating Setting and Mood

    • Writer’s Forum 2: Writing Description

    • Strategy 10: Drawing on a Source, Part II “Kaa’s Hunting”

    Chapter 4 The Witch’s Headstone

    • Strategy 11: Forming Hypotheses

    • Strategy 12: Understanding Tropes and Motifs

    Test: Chapters 3–4

    Chapter 5 Danse Macabre

    • Strategy 13: Reading Dialogue

    • Writer’s Forum 3: Writing Dialogue

    INTERLUDE The Convocation

    • Strategy 14: Analyzing Narration and Point of View

    • Strategy 15: Interpreting Allusions and References

    Chapter 6 Nobody Owens’ School Days

    • Strategy 16: Interpreting Irony

    • Strategy 17: Tracing the Hero’s Journey

    Test: Chapters 5–6, and Interlude

    Chapter 7 Every Man Jack

    • Strategy 18: Engaging with a Text Through Imagery and Mapping

    • Writer’s Forum 4: Writing a Short Research Report

    • Strategy 19: Drawing on a Source, Part III “Tiger! Tiger!”

    Chapter 8 Leavings and Partings

    • Strategy 20: Rereading a Book

    • Writer’s Forum 5: Composing a Book Review

    • Writer’s Forum 6: Comparing Two Treatments

    Test: Chapters 7–8

    Theme Page

    • Maturity and Adulthood; Identity; Appearance vs. Reality; Education and

    Reading; Civility and Manners

    Answer Pages

    Chapter, Strategy, Writer’s Forum, and Test Page Answers in Order

    Theme Page Answers

    Excerpts from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    “Mowgli’s Brothers”

    “Kaa’s Hunting”

    “Tiger! Tiger!”

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