Homeless Bird: Novel Study

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Many people face the struggle between tradition and desire to forget their own paths. A study guide for the novel Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan discusses the issue of adhering to tradition from the perspective of a protagonist who faces an arranged marriage. Short-answer questions, key vocabulary words, fill-in-the-blank sentences, and a storyboard activity take learners through the text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask scholars to share traditions they may have in their own families and whether they struggle to follow them
  • Discuss the idea of an arranged marriage and debate its pros and cons
Classroom Considerations

  • Activities align with the Common Core  Reading Literature standards for grade five
  • Provides only a preview of a larger novel study

  • Provides a list of skills the activities challenge literature lovers to use
  • A student assignment checklist help keeps readers organized as they complete tasks

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