Comprehension and idea organizers for quality historical fiction: George the Drummer Boy (I Can Read level 3) by Nathaniel Benchley, with pictures by Don Bolognese (HarperCollins, 1977). The book is about a British drummer boy for the British army in Boston who is present at the battles of Lexington/Concord (the “Shot Heard Round the World”) during the American Revolution. A copy of the book is NOT provided. The following are included.
- Comprehension. The 14 comprehension questions appear four times, once with primary-grade lines and sentence frames for students to answer using their own words and once with multiple choice answers. They are also available without sentence frames and without primary-grade lines. (3 pages each )
- Vocabulary (3 different pages)
- Extension pages and idea organizers (7 different pages)