Radium Girls Novel Study



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The Radium Girls: Young Readers Edition tells the unbelievable true story of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back saved countless lives.

Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark radium paint. The painters consider themselves lucky—until they start suffering from a mysterious illness. As the corporations try to cover up a shocking secret, these shining girls suddenly find themselves at the center of a deadly scandal.

This novel study was created to be used in the secondary science classroom with a major focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension.

  • No-prep, and extremely user-friendly, this novel study is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study.
  • Perfect for distance learning. Both print and digital versions available so students can access the digital version from home or school.
  • Excellent for school OR homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!

The Radium Girls Novel Study is broken down into the following sections and pages:

Comprehension Questions: Knowledge pp 4-5

Word Study: Knowledge pp 6-13

Project: Knowledge pp 14-15

Comprehension Questions: Power pp 16-17

Word Study: Power pp 18-24

Project: Power pp 25-27

Comprehension Questions: Justice pp 28-29

Wordy Study: Justice pp 30-35

Comprehension Questions: Epilogue pp 36-37

*Answer key is also included.


The Radium Girls: Young Readers Edition product details:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sourcebooks Explore; Illustrated edition (September 8, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1728209471
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1728209470
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 880L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8

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