Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Among the Hidden is the first of a seven book series, entitled the ‘Shadow Children’. Set in the future, Haddix’s novel paints an oppressive, dictatorial society that forbids families from having more than two children, a law enforced by the Population Police. Among the Hidden centers on Luke, an illegal third child, who is forced into an even more secluded life when the woods by his home are cut down to make way for new housing. Under an increased fear of getting caught, Luke is further confined to his family’s darkened attic, and grows increasingly lonely until he spots a face in the window of a nearby house. Knowing the house already has four tenants, Luke sneaks out to investigate, and meets Jen, another third child, a fiery and forceful personality, who pulls him into the underground world of shadow children looking to have their voices heard. Haddix’s popular novel is a wonderful introduction to this futuristic world, and a compelling reflection on the importance of freedom, and the repercussions when this privilege is forcibly removed.
This Novel Study supports the superb novel, Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix. All Teacher-Tested Novel Studies follow a similar format. Teachers can provide each student with a different novel but use similar assignments that include comprehension questions and visual interpretations, assignments in plot and conflict, character webs, timeline, vocabulary crosswords, and formats to respond to letter and essay writing assignments.
Created to benefit newer middle school students with a greater understanding and appreciation for literature, this Learning Links Novel-Ties guide will encourage and train students for more complex reading in the future. Pre- and post-reading activities and worksheets are supplied on a chapter-by-chapter basis, which allows students to become comfortable with the majority of literary devices. A story synopsis and worksheet answer key is provided for educators. Novel-Ties guides are a reputable supplementary resource for both guided and differentiated reading.This eBook is an entry in the Novel-Ties Literature Guides series for Grade 5, constituted of the following additional titles: Bridge to Terabithia; Island of the Blue Dolphins; My Side of the Mountain; The Pinballs; Tuck Everlasting; Sign of the Beaver; The Phantom Tollbooth; From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; The Fighting Ground; Matilda; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson; Lily's Crossing; The Borrowers; The Whipping Boy; Toliver's Secret; Bloomability; On My Honor; Summer of the Monkeys; Among The Hidden; Castle in the Attic; The Wanderer; Call It Courage; Amos Fortune, Free Man; Crash; Becoming Naomi Leon; Bud, Not Buddy; Seedfolks; Esperanza Rising; George Washington's Socks; Crispin: The Cross of Lead; Among the Imposters; Fever 1793; Pictures of Hollis Woods; Surviving the Applewhites; Al Capone Does My Shirts; Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Three Cups of Tea; Elijah of Buxton; Marley, A Dog Like No Other; Rules. All precursory Novel-Ties eBooks can be found by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.
Enclosed in this Student Workbook/Study Guide is a diverse collection of literary exercises, such as worksheets and vocabulary games, modeled to enhance analytical proficiency and critical thinking skills. These reproducible activities are integral to furthering students’ skills in preparation for state standardized tests and can easily be integrated into your lesson plans.This eBook is an entry in the BMI Level 2 Literature Guides series, comprised of the following titles: A Separate Peace; Among the Hidden; Animal Farm; Bud, Not Buddy; The Catcher in the Rye; Hoot; The House on Mango Street; Lord of the Flies; Night; The Outsiders; Boy in the Striped Pajamas; Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. All aforementioned eBook Literature Guides can be viewed by clicking on the ‘View All In Series’ button to the left.