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Refugee Novel Study



Total Pages: 216 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 month
File Type: Zip

Refugee Novel Study

Use this Refugee Novel Study with your students to help them learn more about the experiences of refugees around the world. Through the stories of Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud created by author Alan Gratz, your students will become immersed in the challenges faced by these characters. These lessons will help students learn and review literary elements and reading strategies, as well as comprehension strategies.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning, i.e. Google Classroom™ as well as Google Slides/Google Forms™ formatted lessons for 1:1 schools.

NOTE: The Refugee novel is NOT included in this resource. 

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Refugee Novel Study Outline:

  • Lesson 1 – Activating Prior Knowledge Brainstorm and Discussion
  • Lesson 2 – Elements of a Novel Notetaking
  • Lesson 3 – Modelled Practice of the Elements of a Novel and Reading Strategies (Plot, Character, Conflict, Setting, Topic, Theme, Foreshadowing, Symbolism, Simile, Metaphor, Predictions, Connections, Questions, Inference, Visualization)
  • Lesson 4 – Refugee Novel Introduction Activities
  • Lesson 5 – Refugee Novel Study
  • Lesson 6 – Refugee Chapter Questions (3 Questions per chapter)
  • Lesson 7 – Refugee Final Project

Refugee Novel Study Resource Includes:

  1. Print & Digital Formats
  2. Detailed Lesson Plans
  3. Chapter Questions (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms™ Formats)
  4. Lesson Slideshows
  5. Background Knowledge Building Activities
  6. Map Activity
  7. Graphic Organizers
  8. Answer Keys
  9. Novel Study Final Project
  10.  MP3 Audio Files of Student Readings
  11.  PDF, Google Slides™ and Google Forms™ Formats

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