Not a member? Join for FREE
Home

Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide

Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide
Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide
Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide
Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide
Grade Levels
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Product Rating
Teachers Pay Teachers
Word Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.17 MB

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This is a comprehensive book group packet based on the novel Rules, by Cynthia Lord. It features guiding questions for students to complete either independently or with teacher support and discuss during guided reading lessons.

This novel unit integrates technology for some of the questions, which the students really enjoy, but if you don't have access to computers you can easily adjust those questions. I always have the kids complete a web quest about autism I found online as well. There's a worksheet that I created to go along with the webquest at the end of the packet.

The novel unit has 5 sections, and I generally have the kids complete one section a week, so the unit can be completed in 5 weeks.

Questions cover a variety of topics, such as theme, figurative language, point of view, vocabulary building, and much much more. It mixes questions that vary in levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and ask students to really think about their reading.

The beauty of this packet is that as a soft copy you will be able to adjust for different levels and add to or take away from the packet as much as you'd like. Some questions might have to be adjusted to make the page numbers fit the specific books you are using.

This is a fabulous and engaging book that would work well as a 4th or 5th grade, or remedial 6th, 7th, or 8th grade novel unit.
Total Pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

Average Ratings

3.9
Overall Quality:
3.9
Accuracy:
3.9
Practicality:
3.9
Thoroughness:
3.8
Creativity:
3.9
Clarity:
3.9
Total:
43 ratings

Comments & Ratings

n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 24, 2014,  Jennifer A. said:
Great resource...awesome book!
n/a
3.8
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
3.5
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.5
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 20, 2014,  Buyer said:
Great resource, using for my higher students. Thanks!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 22, 2014,  Jeanne O. said:
Very thought provoking questions and activities. Consists of higher order thinking questions.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 14, 2014,  Buyer said:
Nice plan.
n/a
3.8
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.5
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 12, 2014,  Amy W. said:
I thought the webquest about autism would be included.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 12, 2014,  Jennifer W. said:
Great questions and activities.
n/a
3.3
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
3.5
Accuracy:
3.0
Practicality:
3.0
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
3.5
Clarity:
On  November 13, 2013,  GT T. said:
Great starting point for a novel unit
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  November 3, 2013Natasha Jones (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  October 31, 2013HubersHelpers (TpT Seller) said:
Very helpful, thanks!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  October 21, 2013Shannon Murdock (TpT Seller) said:
Super unit for a great book. This will give my readers a good challenge, with a lot of higher level thinking!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  September 22, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to use this.
n/a
3.2
Total:
3.0
Overall Quality:
3.5
Accuracy:
3.0
Practicality:
3.0
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
3.5
Clarity:
On  September 5, 2013,  Emily M. said:
Thank you for the additional resources.
n/a
3.0
Total:
3.0
Overall Quality:
3.0
Accuracy:
3.0
Practicality:
3.0
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
3.0
Clarity:
On  August 12, 2013,  Buyer said:
Love the book! Thanks for extra resources.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 4, 2013,  Megan O. said:
Wonderful book and resource to use with your class.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  July 11, 2013,  Buyer said:
In depth questions to challenge my higher level second graders! Awesome!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  April 28, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  April 18, 2013Amber Tuttle (TpT Seller) said:
Thank you.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  March 27, 2013,  Buyer said:
thank you
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 26, 2013,  Buyer said:
Helpful
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 14, 2013,  Buyer said:
Enjoyed using this with my class. It was easy, relevant, and adaptable. Thank you!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 10, 2013,  Marie S. said:
Excellent! Thanks!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 7, 2013,  Buyer said:
This was amazing. Thanks so much!
n/a
3.9
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.5
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 5, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thanks so much for sharing!
3.9
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.5
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 1, 2013Handmade and Happy (TpT Seller) said:
This will be a great unit for my 5th graders! I love the thoroughness of the questions. It is well-organized and makes for a great month-long unit. We have students with autism in our building, so this will be a great learning experience for the kids. The document is easily adaptable, too!
n/a
3.5
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
3.5
Accuracy:
3.5
Practicality:
3.5
Thoroughness:
3.5
Creativity:
3.5
Clarity:
On  January 20, 2013,  Buyer said:
I was able to easily adapt this to work for my classroom.
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 3, 2013Tricia Gimlett (TpT Seller) said:
This was a perfect end-of-year unit for my class. They enjoyed the book and the questions that are in this packet really make the students think. There's a variety in the types of questions asked.
n/a
3.4
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
3.5
Accuracy:
3.5
Practicality:
3.5
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
3.5
Clarity:
On  November 16, 2012,  Jennie R. said:
I found it useful. Resources for this book can be hard to find. So thanks!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  October 24, 2012,  Joyce S. said:
Thanks! This adds a lot to our study of this novel.
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  September 30, 2012Jan Zeiger (TpT Seller) said:
I found this really helpful!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  September 9, 2012Boilermaker (TpT Seller) said:
Great!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 29, 2012,  Melissa H. said:
This worked very well with my gifted students. I appreciate the detailed questions and more in depth comprehension skills it provides. Thanks!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 15, 2012,  Buyer said:
My students really enjoyed the book and these activities!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 12, 2012,  Buyer said:
thank you!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  August 8, 2012Darteach28 (TpT Seller) said:
Very helpful, thank you!
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  June 19, 2012Spoolio (TpT Seller) said:
My students loved this novel.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  February 26, 2012,  Donna L. said:
Great questions.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  January 27, 2012,  Cynthia M. said:
Great questions that encourage inferencing. Thank you!
n/a
3.6
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
3.0
Clarity:
On  February 25, 2010,  Buyer said:
I wish there were more varied activities included...not exactly what I expected it to be when I decided to purchase. Would have liked more teacher information.
n/a
3.3
Total:
3.5
Overall Quality:
3.5
Accuracy:
3.5
Practicality:
3.0
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
3.5
Clarity:
On  July 14, 2009,  Buyer said:
Useful.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  June 5, 2009,  Buyer said:
This novel study guide was a wonderful comprehensive tool to go along with our study of Rules. Thank you for providing it and making my life easier!
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  April 27, 2009,  Buyer said:
very helpful, thank you
3.8
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  April 14, 2009Victoria Luhrs (TpT Seller) said:
Thorough questions for each section of the book. I edited it by taking out all the lines for me to use. Wish it had more varied activities.
n/a
4.0
Total:
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
On  December 4, 2008,  Buyer said:
Super quality literature discussion questions!
Please log in to post a question.

Product Questions & Answers

n/a
On  August 25, 2009,  Buyer asked:
Hi Katie --

When I ordered and downloaded this plan this morning, my main purpose was to acquire your Web Quest worksheet and strategy. That seems to be missing? Maybe I'm just overlooking it. Would you be willing to share with me what you've used for that purpose?

Thanks!
Ronelle Rapp
Teachers Pay Teachers
n/a
On  July 3, 2009,  Buyer asked:
Hello, I am an English teacher in Korea.
And I am in need of this book so desperately.
Is there a way that I could get this book delievered or download on-line, if I pay enough? I'll be waiting for your reply soon^^
Teachers Pay Teachers
$3.50
Digital Download
List Price: $5.00
You Save: $1.50
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 3.9/4.0
 (44 Followers)
$3.50
Digital Download
List Price: $5.00
You Save: $1.50
ADD ONE TO CART
Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide
Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide
Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide
Rules by Cynthia Lord Novel Unit / Questions / Study guide