Creative activities and project ideas for any novel, story, or unit in history. Newly updated with rubrics & additional activities and handouts!
This 41-page bundle contains almost 100 creative student activities to use with any piece of literature. It includes several pages of templates and wo
The Hunger Games Literature Guide Novel Teaching Unit Bundle with Lessons Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Digital Download
This is a comprehensive literature guide for the entire novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It correlates with the Common Core State Standards (CCS
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for Reading Notebooks Grades 6, 7, 8 - Use with Any Fiction & Informational Texts
NEWLY UPDATED! This bundle of organizers has 50 new pages added! Total of 91 organizers, plus 9 bonus pages.
EDITABLE ORGANIZERS HERE:
This 147 page novel study for The BFG, by Roald Dahl, includes comprehension by chapter, 22 additional Common Core aligned activities, Culminating Project Choices, assessments, bookmarks, and answer keys.
Open-ended questions and graphic organizers are easily adaptable for every type of learner. C
Catching Fire Literature Guide Teaching Unit - aligned to the Common Core State Standards
This is an entire literature guide unit for teaching the novel "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins (sequel to The Hunger Games and second book in The Hunger Games trilogy) and is my best selling Catching Fire pr
The Giver by Lois Lowry teaching guide - 152 pages high-level questions, activities, Common Core Aligned
This Common Core Aligned Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is a
This 26-page reader's response booklet is designed for students to use while reading the book Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. This packet is broken down into approximately 30-page sections of the book which include reader's response questions and aligned poetry activities for each se
Literature Stations with Task Cards: Motivate your students with STATION work centered on Common Core topics using ANY novel, story, or drama! You get TEN different stations with detailed task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Great for differentiation—you choose the stations that best
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Novel Teaching Guide 118 pages.
This newly REVISED Literature Guide for Freak the Mighty has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA Englis
Because of Winn Dixie, Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
This Because of Winn-Dixie Literature Guide has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA Eng
Crash by Jerry Spinelli Novel Unit: NO PREP-PRINT AND GO UNIT WITH ANSWER KEY!!! If you are looking for a novel to teach with common core aligned questions that go chapter by chapter, this is the resource for you to grab!
In fact, it is the perfect text to begin the school year with because students
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls is a classic that so many students will enjoy! Ignite a passion for reading in girls and boys in your classroom with this comprehensive novel pack!
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Informational Texts and Fiction/Literature for Grades 9-10 (Also includes the organizers for grades 6, 7, and 8 because the skills build upon one another each year.)
This IS included in the following bundles:
This Maniac Magee NO PREP-PRINT and GO Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY...is a must have for your middle grades to middle school classroom.
This 40-page Maniac Magee Novel Unit contains the following:
a pacing guide for planning
• 19-pages of reader response questions with answer key
• 5-context clue word
Looking for some handy tools to help your students identify character traits?
Included is a student list of 135 traits in alphabetical order. Use these lists throughout the year as you discuss books.
There are 5 short stories to provide guided practice with your
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Novel Unit: Common Core Aligned!
This Print and Go! Tuck Everlasting Novel Unit is a 58-page novel study that includes:
• Lesson Plans
• Main Idea Chapter Titles
• 18 pages of reader response questions
• 5 pages of context clue word work with more space for writi
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the perfect novel to share with your students for so many reasons.
Summary: Bud is an orphan living at the Home after his mother passed away. For four years he has dreamed of finding his father, but it is after a placement with the Amos family, that Bu
Chocolate Fever is a silly book that will keep your middle grade readers wondering... what will Henry do next?
No Prep-Print and Go Chocolate Fever Novel Unit WITH ANSWER KEY!
This tried and true, 28-page CCSS unit based on the high-interest fiction novel is packed with the following:
• 12 pages
This is a bundle pack of Five chapter tests coinciding with the chapters in the book Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Each test contains five vocabulary questions, between six and eight comprehension questions and a writing prompt. Chapters are grouped in sets of five. You will receive a test
This is a 32-page reader's response booklet is designed for students to use while reading the book Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Bloom. This packet is broken down into sections that make reading the book and responding easier for students. A 3-page book test is also included
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Literature and Informational Nonfiction Texts Grades 11-12 (Also includes the organizers for grades 6, 7, 8, and 9-10 because the skills build upon one another each year.)
**UPDATED with new and revised organizers! 153 total!!**
**Updated 8/2/15 with new titles and Lexile levels!
This resource includes a list of over 4500 book titles to teach 49 different Common Core literature and informational reading standards. The book titles are organized alphabetically by skill within each literature and informational standard. Lexil
BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner: A PRINT AND GO-NO PREP novel unit for the middle grades with ANSWER KEY that is common core aligned!
I heart Boxcar books! They are well-written novels that allow readers to make connections with the characters while identifying the other various fiction
Book or Story Response Task Cards
My book or story response task cards can be used with any book or story. Teachers love them because they can be used year to year with a wide range of readers!
The activities were designed for multi-levels to promote critical and analytical thinki
This book study for The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, contains 148 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core activities, assessments, and more!
Focus standards include character analysis, theme, figurative language, setting analysis, homophones, and more.
Frindle by Andrew Clements - This product includes all of the pieces to create a lapbook based on the bestselling novel by Andrew Clements: Frindle. This is a great way to engage your students as you delve into the hilarious and slightly crazy world of Nick, the inventor of the Frindle.
The Hunger Games Presentation
The Hunger Games Powerpoint Introduction and Visual Guides is the ultimate visual resource for teaching The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This, combined with my best-selling
This novel study for Holes by Louis Sachar contains 107 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core activities, assessments, and more!
You will find that this study's layout is student-friendly, and that the questions and activities are easily adaptable to every learner. Al
Movie and Book Comparison Activities with Interactive Reader's Notebook Foldables - Use with ANY Novel or Story
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for grades 7-12, Reading Literature RL.7 and Writing Standards W.4, W.7, W.9, W.10
Contains 37 printable pages with numerous prompts, evaluation
Point of View
This unit is Common Core aligned with anchor standard Reading Literature 6: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Included are the following:
1. A beautiful Prezi to introduce your students to the five different
Common Core Standards Graphic Organizers for ELA Reading Literature and Informational Texts BUNDLE for Grades 6-12
*UPDATED Aug. 2014: Now contains over 175 organizers! Perfect for Reader's Notebooks.*
Do you need to implement the Common Core Standards into your curriculum? These
The Reader's Workshop: Following Characters Into Meaning is easily adaptable for 3-5. 21 Lessons with connection, teaching point, active engagement, link, and sharing. It addresses Common Core Standards and includes anchor charts, minilessons, booklist, parent letter, book logs, and much more. Thi
Among the Hidden, Among the Hidden Haddix
125 pages of student coursework, activities, quizzes, tests, and more aligned with the Common Core State Standards for ELA as well as the NCTE/IRA National ELA Content Standards in English for grades six through eight for Among the Hidden.
This comprehensive literature unit for The Stories Julian Tells includes materials and activities for comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency, and extension activities to use with your second or third grade students. This is one of my all-time favorite books for the classroom--I hope you'll love it as
This book study for The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, contains 207 pages of resources, including comprehension by chapter, vocabulary, Common Core activities, assessments, and more!
Focus standards include character analysis, theme, figurative language, setting analysis, point of view, and more
Character Trading Cards Common Core-Aligned Activity
Use this fun activity for students to focus on specific actions and attitudes of various characters from the literature. It can be used with any novel or story. Includes four different templates, an example completed trading card (Atticus Finch fr
Because of Winn Dixie: Common Core Aligned, PRINT AND GO Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY!!
Utilize this unit with your middle grade readers to enhance comprehension.
Because of Winn Dixie Novel Unit includes:
• student pacing guide for planning purposes
• character analysis chart
• 5-pages of context
This is an interactive unit that goes along with the book Mr. Popper's Penguins. I will be using this book as a read aloud with my first grade students but it could easily be used in a small group or literature circle type setting. Included in this unit are comprehension questions for each chapter, t
Esperanza Rising is the perfect novel to share with your upper elementary to middle school readers! The theme of this novel is perseverance and the idea that one should never be afraid to start over. Your students will LOVE this historical fiction novel and this corresponding novel unit!
This hyperlinked book project is designed to be used on a computer or tablet (perfect for iPads or Chromebooks!) while reading By the Great Horn Spoon. This is a wonderful book for studying the California Gold Rush. Included in this document are questions and activities designed to aid and deepen com
Frindle is the perfect novel to begin your school year with students in grades 4-7! Nick Allen will inspire your students to consider just what they can do with a creative mind and determined spirit. This Frindle Novel Unit is the perfect resource to accompany this novel!
This 46-page PRINT AND GO
"The Hunger Games" Movie vs. The Novel Activities
With the availability of the DVD, showing the movie to your class and making it an enriching and educational activity has never been easier. My packet is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, so it will be easy to justify the lessons, as well.
HATCHET TEST – Full Novel with Common Core Stems – Challenge your students to use those higher-level thinking skills required by the Common Core on this carefully-prepared summative assessment for Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet.
The test consists of 30 Multiple Choice questions and includes an Answer Key.
Fiction & Non-Fiction Twitter Tweet Common Core Activity: Use the Twitter Concept to Make Connections to the Text
Using Twitter to Make Connections: Do you want to see if your students grasped the main idea or big event in a chapter or story but don't want to assign a boring chapter review? Use
This 108 page book study for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis, contains a comprehension guide by chapter, assessments, Culminating Project Choices, numerous activities, and everything else you need for teaching Common Core through this novel.
Focuses include Plot, Setting, Charac
This 146 page novel study for Matilda by Roald Dahl contains comprehension for every two chapters, along with everything else you need to teach Common Core standards through a mystical story.
This study is laid out for you in a way that pushes students to not only become better readers and writers
This novel study for The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks contains 131 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core activities, assessments, and more!
You will find that this study's layout is student-friendly, and that the questions and activities are easily adapta
Wringer by Jerru Spinelli is the perfect novel for your grades 4-8 readers. Grab this NO PREP-Print and Go Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY!
This 33-page Wringer Novel Unit includes:
• Chapter Pacing Guide
• Character Analysis Chart
• 15 pages of Chapter by Chapter Reader Response Questions
• Story Map
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick is an amazing story about the power of friendship and how it can transform even the hardest life situations. Your middle school students will love reading about how Maxwell and Kevin go from being outcasts due to scenarios out of their control to the dynamic duo k
End of Novel Projects for BIG KIDS!
As a language arts teacher, I have spent countless hours sitting in the book store hovering over pages of different novels in hopes of finding the perfect tales to engage my students and make them enthusiastic readers. I want them to reach the point in each nov