The Slave Dancer: Novel Study

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What are the effects of a good literary cliffhanger? Using the novel study for Paula Fox's The Slave Dancer, pupils consider why the author chose to end the first chapter with suspense. They also answer text-based questions, practice new vocabulary, and write quintets based on the text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners conduct research on cottonmouth snakes and present their findings to classmates 
  • Invite individuals to share their reflections from the pre-reading question
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource covers a limited preview of the full novel study
  • Provide dictionaries for a vocabulary activity 
Pros

  • Provides a handy printable checklist to help individuals keep track of grades and assignments
  • Includes exercises for before, during, and after reading
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