Samurai Rising Novel Study **UPDATED

This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Samurai Rising by Pamela Turner. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core Reading Standards for Grades 6-8.

About the Novel: A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones.

Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero (and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history). Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story–with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package.

About the Resource:

  • Chapter Summaries
  • Comprehension Questions (two for each chapter)
  • Digging Deeper (setting, character analysis, point of view, big ideas)
  • Creative Writing Tasks
  • Non-Fiction Tasks (Yoshitsune Minamoto, Kiyomori Taira, bushido, Go-Shirakawa, samurai, Kyoto)

A digital copy of the file on Google Slides is available with download for students to edit online instead of printing the pack.

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Created: Jul 4, 2018

Updated: Oct 20, 2019

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