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posted Jul 26, 2016, 7:30 AM by Linsey Rose


Night Chapter 1

posted Jul 25, 2016, 7:22 AM by Linsey Rose

Journal Choices
1. Write your responses to the book so far. You might also list questions and comments that come to mind as you read this part of the book. 

2. Create a timeline to show what has happened so far in the story. Add to the timeline as you continue reading. 

3. The word night is a key word in this section of the book. What does the word mean early in the first chapter? How does the meaning change as the story progresses? 

4. The narrator from time to time breaks away from the story to tell the reader about something that happened later or to ask a question. Why do you think he has chosen to do so? How is he preparing you for the rest of the story? 

5. The narrator mentions a number of events in this section that take place for the first or the last time. List as many as you can find. What do these events have in common? Why do you think the author has chosen to draw your attention to them? 

6. Describe in words what you think Eliezer looks like in the spring of 1944.

Feathers Project

posted Jul 21, 2016, 6:47 AM by Linsey Rose


Book Project Options



1.         Write a letter to the main character and the character's reply. 

3.         Summarize the book into a comic or story aimed for younger students.

4.         Dramatize a scene from the story with other students or using puppets.

5.     Pretend you are a news reporter and interview the main character..

6.       Prepare a television commercial about the novel.  Act out the commercial for your classmates. 

7.       Write a ballad or song about the characters and events in your story.  Set the words to the music  of a popular song.

8.       Give a dramatic reading of a scene in the novel to your classmates, and include your opinion of the novel.  Support it with details from the novel.

Final Assessment

posted Jul 20, 2016, 6:49 AM by Linsey Rose

Respond to each in complete sentences and paragraphs. Cite text evidence in your answers.

1.Make a list of the lessons that Frannie learned in this story. Which is the most important lesson that she learned? Why?

2.How is religion incorporated into the story?

3.How does Frannie change during this story?

4.In chapter 17, Frannie and Mama talk about memories and memory. When she is an adult, what moments from this story do you think Frannie will remember most? Why?

Analyze the Poem by Emily Dickenson.

Heaven is what I cannot reach!

The apple on the tree,

Provided it do hopeless hang,

That “heaven” is, to me.

The color on the cruising cloud,

The interdicted ground

Behind the hill, the house behind—

There Paradise is found!

What is this poem about?

What does Dickinson want the reader to take away?


Chapter 21 & 22

posted Jul 19, 2016, 5:47 AM by Linsey Rose

Chapter 21 and Chapter 22

Write a summary of the reading.

Answer each comprehension question.

1.What does Frannie say she would ask Jesus?

Answer each analysis question.

1.”Each moment is a thing with feathers.” What does this mean?

2.Summarize the ending of the story. Is it a satisfying end for you, the reader? Why or why not?

Analyze the poem by Emily Dickenson

‘T is little I could care for pearls

Who own the ample sea;

Or brooches, when the Emperor

With rubies pelteth me.

Or gold, who am the Prince of Mines,

Or diamonds, when I see

A diadem to fit a dome

Continual crowning me.  

What is the poem about?

What is important to Emily Dickenson in this poem?

What is the tone or mood of this poem?

Chapter 19 & 20

posted Jul 18, 2016, 6:43 AM by Linsey Rose   [ updated Jul 18, 2016, 7:26 AM ]

Chapter 19 and Chapter 20

Write a summary of the reading

Answer the vocabulary and language question.  

1.Look up the word blasphemy. What is Samantha accusing Frannie of?

Answer each comprehension question

1.Why is Jesus Boy white?

2.Ms. Johnson gives an assignment to write about one event in great detail. What does Frannie write about?

Answer the analysis question.

1.Why does Frannie say that she went over to Trevor after the fight? Why do you think she doesn’t understand her motivations until her conversation with Samantha?

Analyze the poem by Emily Dickenson

When I hoped I feared,

Since I hoped I dared,

Everywhere alone

As a church remain;

Spectre cannot harm,

Serpent cannot charm;

He deposes doom,

Who hath suffered him.

What is this poem about?

What message about hope is Dickenson communicating in this poem?

Chapters 17 & 18

posted Jul 14, 2016, 6:45 AM by Linsey Rose   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 7:23 AM ]

Chapter 17 and Chapter 18

Write a summary of the reading.

Answer each vocabulary and language question.  

1.“Mr. Hungry was gonna be packing his bags to-night!” What literary tools are used here? (Hint: more than one!)

2.”We were all new to the world, all squishy-faced and spider-fingered.” (p.106) What literary tool is used here?

Answer each comprehension question.

1.Mama yells at Frannie for coming into the house with wet boots. Why does Frannie hug her after this experience?

2.Frannie listens to the radio and hears about the draft (p. 103). Mama kisses both of Sean’s ears that day. Why does she do this?

Answer the analysis question

1.How has Frannie’s perception of Jesus Boy changed?

Assessment 2

posted Jul 13, 2016, 6:37 AM by Linsey Rose   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 7:51 AM ]

Answer each short answer question on a separate sheet of paper.

1.Choose one theme: hope, difference, belonging, or friendship. Trace its development through the novel so far.

2.What does it take for the kids to warm up to Jesus Boy? What do you think of this plot development?

Choose one writing prompt. Respond in a three to five paragraph essay.  

3.Frannie and Sean play a game where they have to describe a word in a way that you can hear it. (p. 53) Choose a word randomly from the Dictionary. Then, write paragraphs that makes the reader hear the word.

4.Reflect on the lessons that your family has tried to teach you. Write down a list of lessons and who told them to you. Which are the most important to you? Which lessons do you try to live by?

Answer the questions about the poem by Emily Dickenson.

God gave a loaf to every bird,

But just a crumb to me,

I dare not eat it, though I starve—

My poignant luxury

To own it, touch it, prove the feat

That made the pellet mine—

Too happy in my sparrow chance

For ampler coveting.

It might be famine all around,

I could not miss an ear,

Such plenty smiles upon my board,

My garner shows so fair.

I wonder how the rich may feel—

An Indianman—an Earl?

I deem that I with but a crumb

Am sovereign of them all.

5. How does Dickenson use language to impact the reader in this poem?

6. What is a “sparrow chance”?

7. What is this poem about? What is the message for the reader?

Chapter 15 & 16

posted Jul 12, 2016, 5:53 AM by Linsey Rose

Chapter 15 and Chapter 16

Write a summary of the reading.

Answer each comprehension question.

1.How has Rayray’s opinion of Jesus Boy changed?

2.What does Frannie think of Jesus Boy’s fight?

Analyze the Poem by Emily Dickenson

Our share of night to bear,

Our share of morning,

Our blank in bliss to fill,

Our blank in scorning.

Here a star, and there a star,

Some lose their way.

Here a mist, and there a mist,

Afterwards – day!

What is this poem about?

What does Emily Dickenson want the reader to take away or learn from this poem?

What point of view is this poem written in?

Chapter 13 & 14

posted Jul 7, 2016, 5:41 AM by Linsey Rose

Write a summary of the reading.

Answer 3 comprehension questions.

1.Why does Sean want to date a hearing girl? Why is this difficult for him?

2.How do Jesus Boy and Trevor get into a fight?

3.Why does Frannie think that Jesus Boy is so calm?

4. After the fight, Trevor “didn’t look like Trevor anymore.” Why does Frannie describe Trevor this way?

Use Internet and text sources to write a three paragraph essay that addresses the question. Cite your references.

Who and what are the Black Panthers?


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