Use these activities, assignments, writing prompts, and discussion questions with Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys to teach the book within the context of English and history class. The historical novel tells the story of fifteen-year-old Lina Vilkas and her family, taken from their home in Lithuania and sent on a harrowing journey as refugees from the Baltics to the Siberian tundra during the 1940s. All of the lesson planning resources in this educator's guide align with Common Core State Standards for grades 7-10.
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