Students research the historical background of the novel, focus on related poetry, and analyze characters and themes. They also write a newspaper article and critical review, keep a journal, complete vocabulary exercises, and answer reading questions. Lessons strengthen students’ listening, evaluating, peer editing, and group cooperation skills.Supplementary materials include a test with objective and essay questions, answer key, an alternative assessment, and optional activities.This unit includes 10 Lesson Plans / 36 Handouts / 76 Pages, aligned to Common Core standards, grades 6-12, middle school / high school.This is a Downloadable Product. Purchase now by adding it to your cart. You will be emailed a link to download the file after you’ve checked out.span style=”color: #ff0000;”An email address is required for all downloads./spanspan style=”font-size: medium;”Literary Form/spanspan style=”font-size: small;”American Novel/spanspan style=”font-size: medium;”21st-Century Skills/spanspan style=”font-size: small;”Courage/spanspan style=”font-size: small;”Family commitment/spanspan style=”font-size: small;”Self-actualization/spandivspan style=”font-size: small;”span style=”font-size: medium;”Overview/spanbr //span/divApril Morning/em is the historical fictional account of one boy’s experiences in the battles of Lexington and Concord. As the novel opens, Adam is frustrated with his strict, demanding father and aggravated by his pesky younger brother. He is developing romantic feelings for a young woman he has known for some time and, like many young people today, is being forced to grow up too fast. During the novel, readers gain a clearer picture of the realities of war and recognize that Adam’s father and paternal grandmother teach him invaluable lessons about life and love.