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Chasing Vermeer: A Book Study Unit for Grades 5-8

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This book study unit is designed for teachers of students in grades 5-8 reading Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett (Scholastic Press, 2004). This outstanding mystery/puzzle novel received the Chicago Tribune Prize for Young Adult Fiction, the Edgar Award for the Best Juvenile Mystery Novel, and the Agatha Award for Best Children's or Young Adult Novel.

This book study unit includes:

*Teacher's Page which describes each feature of the unit and provides information about the art of Jan Vermeer, a list of online resources, and directions for making and using pentominoes.

*A synopsis of Chasing Vermeer

*An Oral Reading and Discussion Guide which divides the reading of the book into 7 sessions and provides a summary and discussion questions for each chapter

*A glossary of 25 vocabulary words

*A vocabulary review using the vocabulary words in sentence context

*A vocabulary test matching vocabulary words and definitions

*A comprehension worksheet with 50 questions about details in the story

*A calendar activity which lists the significant events of the story

*A master for printing paper pentominoes

* A multiple choice open book comprehension test

*An open response open book test

*Answer Key for all items.

Download the Preview to see sample pages from the unit!
I have used this unit with my fifth graders with great success.
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On  April 4, 2014,  Buyer said:
This looks great! We are beginning the novel next week, and I can't wait to use this.
On  April 6, 2014Linda Lee answered:
Wonderful! Please let me know how the unit works out for you.
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On  March 10, 2014,  Carolyn M. said:
Thank you! Will start tomorrow!
On  March 27, 2014Linda Lee answered:
Thanks for the feedback. Please let me know how the unit works out for you.
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On  March 1, 2014,  Kate M. said:
Students loved this novel unit!
On  March 1, 2014Linda Lee answered:
I'm so glad to hear that! My students loved it, too. Chasing Vermeer is a wonderful book.
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On  September 1, 2013,  Jennifer T. said:
This was very helpful last year. I'm looking forward to using it again.
On  September 1, 2013Linda Lee answered:
I am so happy to hear this. I love Chasing Vermeer. It is such a fun book to read with students.
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Wonderful to have this is a keeper.
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Looks good. I know this will be a great resource for the new school year.
On  July 21, 2013Linda Lee answered:
Thanks! I enjoyed teaching Chasing Vermeer and I hope you will, too.
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On  December 9, 2012Mandy Ponte (TpT Seller) said:
Very comprehensive guide for the book. Thanks!
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Mandy, Thank you for the compliment. I hope you enjoy teaching this unit.
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On  November 18, 2012,  Abby N. said:
I love the tests. Thanks for offering this resource!
On  November 19, 2012Linda Lee answered:
Thank you for the kind words! I hope your students enjoy Chasing Vermeer as much as mine did.
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Chasing Vermeer:  A Book Study Unit for Grades 5-8
Chasing Vermeer:  A Book Study Unit for Grades 5-8
Chasing Vermeer:  A Book Study Unit for Grades 5-8
Chasing Vermeer:  A Book Study Unit for Grades 5-8