An Educator's Guide to The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

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Jack the Ripper terrorized London in the late 1800s. An educator's guide for the novel The Name of the Star places the historical figure in a modern context. Readers complete a pre-reading activity before answering a series of discussion questions about the novel.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Watch a brief video about Jack the Ripper to help scholars understand the allusions in the novel
  • Review the traits of the horror genre and apply them to the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for use with grades 9 and 10
Pros

  • Includes graphic organizers for word study activities
  • Covers key literary terms such as theme and setting
Cons

  • Missing a key with sample answers for questions and activities