UPDATE: 2 Versions are now available!! This resource includes Journal Pages and Mini Lessons for Grades 4+, and NOW also for GRADES 2-3!! Feel free to pick and choose as you see fit!!!
Reading Response Journals are the perfect place for students to respond to novels that are read aloud in the class
Tired of Book Reports? Here are 15 engaging and fun creative Book Projects that you can use with any book! Each project includes a student handout explaining what to do and a grading rubric.
The handouts and rubrics are all formatted the same (with different borders and clip art), so what you see
These 64 question cards for literature will help your students engage in meaningful and insightful discussions about the books they are reading. The cards address setting, characters, plot, theme, author's purpose, mood, tone and more. Students will need to use reading strategies such as inference,
This is a list of 174 different Character Traits. So often when I was teaching I wanted a list of traits so that my students could look at the list while describing characters. This also helps students get to know and understand different character traits.
Chocolate Fever is written by Robert Kimmel Smith. It is equivalent to a 4.8 reading level, but can be used for lower grades as well with the teacher's assistance. This would be a great novel unit for the whole class, or for a reading group.
This novel unit includes:
-12 Comprehension Checks/Quiz
Included are 24 reading bookmarks for both comprehension skills and comprehension strategies. These reading comprehension bookmarks will help your students practice all the good reading strategies and skills they've learned all year long. Use these reading bookmarks as references or to keep track o
Wonder by R. J. Palacio Novel Study ( Over 120 pages!!)
This novel study includes everything you need to read the book Wonder with your class!
-Pre-reading Writing Activity
-Student Packet Cover
-Chapter Questions (the chapters are short…one to four questions per chapter and there
Banish boring book reports! This fun lapbook resource will create a book report project for ANY novel - use for independent reading projects, literature circles, or whole class novel studies.
This resource contains all the instructions and handouts needed to complete the lapbook shown in the pictu
Here are 45 literature response activities arranged in five grids of nine activities each to make a Tic-Tac-Toe format. There is also a list of all 45 activities at the end of the document. These can be used with any chapter book and are great for independent reading. They can also be used in additi
Creative activities and project ideas for any novel, story, or unit in history. Includes standards alignment for every activity, EDITABLE grading rubrics, EDITABLE list of activities, and lots of print-and-go handouts for students.
This 52-page bundle contains almost 100 creative student activities
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 (CC
Your students will love these 22 "Any Book" literature response printables! They are the perfect, ready-to-use way to keep your students accountable for what they are reading. Just what you need if you use an independent reading program such as Reader's Workshop or have multiple small reading group
Add some depth and complexity to traditional Literature Circles with this complete and ready-to-use resource!
You will be amazed by the level of discussion and critical thinking that will take place among your students. Each Literature Circle role (listed below) is directly connected to 11 element
Book Clubs are the perfect way to get your readers reading! Your students will love the choice and autonomy of book clubs. You will LOVE the self-direction, motivation, and authentic reading, writing, and responding to literature that book clubs will bring to your classroom!
The Complete Guide to
This 174 page novel study unit on Wonder by R.J. Palacio contains:
List of Chapter Titles organized by Part 1-8
Book Part Teacher Cheat Sheets
• Vocabulary for book part
• Strategies to Focus On
• Vocabulary for each chapter
• Important Events of each chapter
Wonder, helps you bring enthusiasm to your common core literacy lessons. Your Wonder novel study lessons will thrive when you choose between the interactive workbook, notebook style of the flip book, or the Wonder Google Drive™ version. Works great with a read aloud and focus on the Wonder character
NOVEL STUDY PACKAGE - This is a bundle of five of my best-selling novel study products. Everything you need to start an independent novel study, whole class book, or for use during Literature / Reading Circles.
Over 50 pages of classroom ready printables! Worth over $16.00 if purchased separately!
This novel study is for the book "The One in the Middle is a Green Kangaroo. This book is a 2nd grade book (on an independent level), but could be used for younger grades in guided reading, or as a whole group. Upper grades could also benefit from this book study for struggling readers, or to work
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:
Google Drive Literature Graphic Orga
Add a little fun to your current novel study by turning your students into police officers. This official-looking offense/incident report requires students to collect details from their reading and use real-world writing skills to efficiently report the facts (just the facts, ma’am) of the scene you
Because of Winn-Dixie
This is a novel study for Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. 44 pages of student work, plus an answer key!
This novel study divides Because of Winn-Dixie into five sections for study. The chapters are grouped as follows: Chapter 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-26.
This is a novel study for Frindle by Andrew Clements. 44 pages of student work, plus an answer key!
This novel study divides Frindle into five sections for study. The chapters are grouped as follows: Chapter 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15.
This Frindle novel study includes the following:
Our Giver Unit Teaching Package has 232+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.
NOVEL: The Giver by Lois Lowry
LEVEL: middle school (junior high), high school (secondary)
TOTAL: 232 slides
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
This is a novel study for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. 44 pages of student work, plus an answer key!
This novel study divides Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing into five sections for study. The chapters are grouped as follows: Chapter 1-2, 3-4, 5-6,
“What Does the Fox Say?” is such hit with kids right now! Why not use the catchy tune, to engage them in finding text evidence?!
This “Ready-to-Print” product contains 13 reading response printables that require students to pull direct quotes from a selection.
These printables can be used on thei
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FIVE FULL WEEKS OF LESSONS covering Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of To Kill a Mockingbird novels and you’re good to go.
This Charlotte's Web novel study unit has it ALL, from reading responses, discussion group questions, vocabulary, writing activities, an end of the book assessment, plus SO much more!
Take a look at all this Charlotte’s Web unit includes.
•Reading Response Cover page- to cr
The Polar Express Unit
The Polar Express Literature Unit - This 23-page unit can be used in conjunction with The Polar Express book and movie.
*UPDATED AS OF 11/25/17* - now includes a reading comprehension flip book activity and a cut/paste train sequencing activity. If you already purchased t
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee literature guide: lessons, tests, and activities created and written by Tracee Orman.
This unit IS included in my To Kill a Mockingbird Teaching Unit and Interactive Notebook Unit Growing Bundle
All documents for "To Kill a Mockingbird" are in PDF format; in ad
Bridge to Terabithia
This is a novel study for Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. 48 pages of student work, plus an answer key!
This novel study divides Bridge to Terabithia into six sections for study. The chapters are grouped as follows: Chapter 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13.
Reading Strategies: 8 Posters FREE
Use these bright and colorful posters at centers or to decorate your classroom. A great way to remind students to use their reading strategies!
Compare and C
Be sure to check out all three versions of the Hatchet Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style. This is the full printable + Google Digital Resources version containing vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, constructive response writing, and skill practice.
This is a novel study for Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. 52 pages of student work, plus an answer key!
This novel study divides Charlotte's Web into seven sections for study. The chapters are grouped as follows: Chapter 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-22.
*Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was recently revised. Updates include Common Core State Standards, an answer key for the comprehension questions and improvements to the fonts/layout of the novel study packet.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a story about the life of a nine year old boy named
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Unit contains activities aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 3 – 6 for the book The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructive response questions, skill and fun a
Make your Great Gatsby unit the favorite of the year with this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of The Great Gatsby
Be sure to check out all three versions of the Number the Stars Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching needs and style. This is the full printable + Google Digital Resources version containing vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, constructive response writing, and skill practi
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF LESSONS covering John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of novels and you’re good to go.
This Of Mice and Men bundle includ
Our Wonder Unit Teaching Package has 259+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.
NOVEL: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
LEVEL: 5th - 12th
TOTAL: 259 slides/pages
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys includ
Turn any kid into a bookworm with this fun and academic Book Report Lap Book.
Students will easily create the lapbook shown in the picture by using our simple instructions and handouts.
Click here to check out the video for our Book Report LapBook.
The interactive templates and foldables contai
This reading and comprehension booklet was created to hold students accountable during their literature circles. This 20 page booklet walks students through the whole process of reading literature, includes many different comprehension activities, and serves as a final project for your literature ci
Number the Stars
This is a novel study for Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. 60 pages of student work, plus an answer key!
This novel study divides Number the Stars into nine sections for study. The chapters are grouped as follows: Chapter 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-Afterword.
Now you can teach challenging reading comprehension skills through novels without having to spend all those hours preparing for literature circles or book clubs. Rest assured your students are developing stronger text analysis and critical thinking skills with these Hatchet novel study activities.
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.
Did you know that kids can lose up to 2 reading levels over the summer? What do you do??? You make reading fun, that's what you do! Book clubs are a fun way to get those kiddos reading. This packet is all you need to get successful book clubs running in your classroom or in the neighborhood! Include
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Novel Study
This unit is over 70 pages! Answer key is included.
The unit includes vocabulary words for students to look up and write the definitions and worksheets for students to fill in the blank with a vocab. word to complete sentences.
There are comprehensi
Your students will love this Charlotte's Web literacy unit, and you will love how much is included with this unit. Included in this 114 page unit are:
1. a 45 page Student Literacy Workbook which includes vocabulary words, vocabulary quizzes, comprehension questions about the story, and language a
The Lemonade War is written by Jacqueline Davies. It is equivalent to a 4.1 reading level and is a perfect book to read with 3rd or 4th grade students. This would be a great novel unit for the whole class, or for a reading group and is aligned with the Common Core Standards for fourth grade.
Looking for a Common Core Aligned, No Prep Pack to teach the book The Chocolate Touch? Look no further!
This packet contains all that you need! It can be used for guided reading groups, individual reading, partner discussions, a whole class study, or as a read aloud companion. The students wil
Dig Deeper into Wonder by RJ Palacio with these discussion cards. This set of 97 question cards will really get your students thinking, talking and writing about the characters, events, and themes and will help them to connect parts of the book to their own lives.
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This book study and activities packet for Charlotte's Web is sure to keep your students engaged in this classic novel! You can use all of it or you can pick and choose.
The comprehension skills activities make good mini-lessons and/or reviews. The cause & effect activity, the character trai
Mouse and the Motorcycle
Looking for a Common Core Aligned, No Prep Pack to teach the book "The Mouse and the Motorcycle?" Look no further!
This novel study contains all that you need! It can be used for guided reading groups, individual reading, partner discussions, a whole class study, or as