Description : Winner of the Newbery Honor! The Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. The War had no clear-cut loyalties--it divided families, friends and towns. Young Tim Meeker's 16-year-old brother goes off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding, CT. Tim’s always looked up to his brother, who’s smart and brave. With the war soon raging, Tim knows he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father. Over the course of the war Tim learns that life teaches some bitter lessons and does not guarantee clear answers. My Brother Sam Is Dead is a stirring, probing tale full of action and suspense, putting listeners right into the heart of the Revolutionary War.
Description : Students analyze My Brother Sam Is Dead using key skills from the Common Core. Close reading of the text is required to answer text-dependent questions. Included are student pages with the text-dependent questions as well as suggested answers.
Description : These assessment questions for My Brother Sam Is Dead are modeled after current testing models requiring students to revisit the text for answers. Students have to support their opinions and inferences with examples from the text.
Description : These vocabulary activities for My Brother Sam Is Dead incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with a study of the text. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.
Description : These post-reading activities for My Brother Sam Is Dead allow students to share their understanding of characters, plot, and settings of the novel. They have opportunities to write, draw, and perform based on what they've learned.
Description : These leveled discussion questions about My Brother Sam Is Dead require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.
Description : Students will enjoy studying the story elements of My Brother Sam Is Dead. Through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the novel.