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Dystopian fiction is a very hot genre right now, and my students love this book! There are 7 books in the series, and I *always* have reluctant readers continue after this book and finish the entire series.
After we read the book, I like to do some compare and contrast activities. My students watch a video clip about an “illegal” second child living in China. It’s really a great video news clip. Then, students complete this graphic organizer.
Some of you may have read about my teaching this novel last winter, so I apologize if some of this information is a repeat. Since we had teacher inservice Monday, we’ll be starting Among the Hidden today! It’s the third class novel we’ve done this year, and I’ll expect my students to read it all outside of class, except for the first two chapters. They’ll be reading by a schedule I gave out today and taking literal comprehension quizzes as they go.
This will be my third time teaching this novel, and sixth graders always love it! The main character is a 12 year old boy named Luke. He is a third child, illegal in the dystopian society in which he lives. He must stay hidden and isn’t allowed to go to school, have any friends, or even go outside. In fact, no one outside of his immediate family knows he exists! When he discovers another third child living next door, he realizes that he wants freedom more than anything else.
These activities can be downloaded free in my TpT store and include graphic organizers with keys and a very structured writing activity. Just click on one of the images above to link to it.
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