Midnight Magic Discussion Guide

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This discussion guide accompanies the fiction book Midnight Magic written by Avi, enforces story elements, inferences, and theme/plot. Have the class work on it over time, it will engage even your reluctant readers. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Before distributing books, have readers make medieval-themed bookmarks
  • Midnight Magic can be read by the whole class during sustained silent reading 
  • Assign chapters to be read for homework 
Classroom Considerations
  • Reading level might be high for some learners, but with differentiated questioning and collaboration, they will have the opportunity to be included
  • Make sure you have a class set of books before you start 
  • Midnight Magic is a very long book. It might be a story you start and continue throughout the year 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Engaging story about a ghost
  • Excellent to compare/contrast with other wellknown folktales
Cons
  • None