When You Reach Me (Novel Study Guide)

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  • eBook Order #: CCP2524
  • Print Book Order #: CC2524
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2524
  • ISBN13: 978-1-55319-599-3
  • Grades: 5, 6
  • Reading Level: 5-6
  • Total Pages: 55
  • Author: Nat Reed
  • Enter a strange world of time travel and mystery, all surrounding one girl.

    Use a variety of activities to help students figure out the mystery of the novel. Predict what will happen with Julia and Miranda's relationship once their conflict comes out in the open. Figure out what book Miranda is reading to Belle based on the clues from the story. Identify the instructions given to Miranda in the second note. Write sentences using vocabulary words found in the reading. Explain who the laughing man is, his purpose, and the steps he took to prepare Miranda for his mission. Explore racial prejudice in the novel through the eyes of Miranda, and write a letter to Jimmy sharing your feelings on the subject. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.

    About the Novel:
    When You Reach Me is a Newbery Medal-winning story about a young girl and her New York City world. Miranda lives in a run-down apartment with her mother in New York City during the 1970s. Propelled by interesting characters, Miranda's world starts to unravel, as her friend Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for no reason and stops talking to Miranda; her mother's hidden emergency key is stolen; and a mysterious note arrives claiming to save her friend's life. In the background is a subplot involving Miranda's mother's upcoming appearance on the television show, The $20,000 Pyramid.

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    Joy Seltzer

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