In Stephanie S. Tolan’s Newbery Honor award-winning novel, Surviving the Applewhites, two misfits who have difficulty fitting in discover their individual mojo. Jake Semple is a thirteen-year-old delinquent, whose reputation as the reigning king of terror precedes him, and every school in Rhode Island, save one, refuses to accept him as a student. The only school willing to take on the troubled boy is Creative Academy, home to the Applewhites, an eccentric and eclectic mix of artistic talents, who refuse to be alarmed or dissuaded by the boy’s antagonistic demeanor. The only Applewhite not entirely accepting of Jake is E.D., a consummate organizer, whose calm and practical temperament sits in direct contrast to the delighted chaos of her family. The two are paired together to better help Jake adjust, and the animosity between Jack and E.D. climbs with increasing momentum. It may take a unique species of butterflies, a wayward production of The Sound of Music, and a whole lot more of hilarious hijinks to help these two bond and find a place in the world of Applewhites! Laugh-out-loud funny, Tolan’s novel boasts a wickedly large cast of intriguing characters, who will especially enchant readers grades 5 and up.
This Novel Study supports the superb novel, Surviving The Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan. 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.