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This comprehensive book unit is for the 2013 Newbery Award winning novel by Katherine Applegate. Based on a true story, it is a heartwarming, fictionalized story of a gorilla who was captured and kept in a shopping mall circus for 27 years. Appropriate with studies of animal endangerment and treatment of animals. Common Core related activities include comprehension questions, cause and effect, character development and multiple writing activities.
This novel is about Jackson, a 5th grade boy who has been homeless and his imaginary friend, Crenshaw. Excellent book for interactive read alouds, close and shared readings. Unit includes teacher overview, 2 pre-writing activities, comprehension and vocabulary activities, character analysis, story mapping and theme activity and common core standards.