Comprehension and idea organizers for quality historical fiction: Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley, with pictures by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins, 1969). The book is about a boy at the battle of Lexington (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)


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