87 pages 2 hours read

Watt Key

Alabama Moon

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2006

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer Questions on key plot points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Chapters 1-10

Reading Check

1. Who does Pap teach Moon Blake to be afraid of?

2. What happens to Pap in the first chapter?

3. Who is the owner of the general store?

4. Who owns the land on which Moon and Pap reside after the paper company sells it?

5. Where does Pap tell Moon to go after he dies?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. What is the description of the area in which Moon Blake lives?

2. How is Moon Blake’s home equipped?

3. Why does Moon like being in jail?

Paired Resource


  • This 5-minute video describes the life of Tara Westover as she is integrated into society following a survivalist upbringing.
  • How is Tara’s childhood similar to Moon’s? What kinds of problems does Tara face as she learns to assimilate into society? How is this article related to the novel’s theme of Wisdom, Learning, and Knowledge?

Chapters 11-20

Reading Check

1. Where do the boys recognize Moon from?

2. Who does Moon fight with upon his arrival at the boys’ home?

3. What does Kit take with his breakfast?

4. Where does Hal take the boys on the bus?