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Double Identity

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A first class science fiction thriller, Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix, will provide the foundation of your best year ever! Comparing the mystery to a jigsaw puzzle, your literature groups will eagerly turn over piece after piece to discover the elusive secret that has turned a girl's life upside down.

Whether performing the readers' theater together, comparing answers on the anticipation guide, and predicting answers to chapter questions in their cooperative groups, your students will find literature to be the most exciting parts of their lives! Embedded skills like showing possession with apostrophes, mastering commas, and understanding verb tense help students achieve at high levels while having fun. Research projects and discussing the what-ifs offer authentic learning that will translate into high test scores! 

DOUBLE IDENTITY by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a science fiction thriller that doubles the mystery and doubles the fun!

Why are Bethany's parents so overprotective? Why don't they let her go to sleep-overs? Why does her mom cry all the time? Why do they have to go everywhere with her and even dress her like a knight when she rides her bicycle? And then, why would they whisk her away from school, drive hundreds of miles in the middle of the night, only to drop her on the doorstep of an aunt she didn't even know she had? More and more questions! The answers, like puzzle piece clues slowly being turned over, will give Bethany the surprise of her life.

You will be just as surprised as Bethany! This is a book that will make you want to slip out of your desk and sneak a read during science! And, when you have solved the mystery, you'll have just begun because you'll want to research to learn more!

"In this exhilarating thriller, Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a taut story so full of twists and turns, readers will be gripped until the startling conclusion." (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

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The Kids Wings Literature Guide by master teacher Suzy Red comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF for ease in projection and printing. The activities include:

Background Building: A Mystery Anchored in Science
Dialectical Journaling
Anticipation Guide
Feelings: A Crossword Puzzle
2-Page Readers’ Theater
Twice the Fun Vocabulary List and Activity
Predict/Confirm Chapter Questions
Which Title Is Best?
The Possessives Song and Analyze Apostrophes in the Story
Multiple Choice and Short-Answer Comprehension Pages
A Tense Situation
Dramatic Reading
Three Research Projects
A Memorial Tribute
The Comma Song (you'll love this) Preview here:
Analyzing Commas in the Story
Create a "Truth" Poster
Jesse's Ripples
Ripples in the Stream
My Philosophy and Analysis of Walter Krull's Actions
Writing Prompts
What Is The Ripple Effect? An Article with Multiple Choice Questions


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