“Comments from buyers: “Great activities for a great book.” “This product was useful even for special needs students.” “Easy to use as an independent resource. I like how it is broken down into vocabulary and comprehension questions.” “well put together and has saved me so much time.” This is a 102 page common-core aligned no prep novel study for the first book in Wendy Mass’s Willow Falls series, 11 Birthdays.
This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. The 20+ page student packet is perfect for literature circles or independent work.
ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
It's Amanda's 11th birthday, and from the start, everything goes wrong. The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend, Leo, with whom she's shared every birthday, have not spoken in a whole year. Still feeling hurt from an unkind remark Leo made at last year’s party, Amanda spends her eleventh birthday without her friend to share the fun. In the days that follow, both Amanda and Leo discover that they are caught in a time loop, waking up each morning to find themselves repeating their eleventh birthday. What is going on?! And how can they fix it? And who is the strange woman with the duck-shaped birthmark? Kids will love this book about friendship, family, and being brave about making different choices in life.
Included in this Novel Study Guide:
Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸CCSS Checklists for grades 3 – 5
Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)
Student Packet (divided into 6 sections) featuring:
▸Focused Questions on Synonyms and Antonyms
Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
▸Story Mapping Graphic Organizer
▸Character Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer
Activities Included in this Book Study:
▸11 Birthdays Question and Answer Dice Game
▸Crossword Puzzles for Each Section (these may be used as section quizzes)
▸Vocabulary Review Quiz (matching)
▸Whole-Book Final Exam (M/C w/ Summary)
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
R.L. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6
W. 3.1, 3.3 L. 3.4, 4.4, 5.4
R.L. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 W. 4.1, 4.3, 4.9
R.L. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 W. 5.1, 5.3, 5.9a
Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸providing textual support for opinions
▸synonyms and antonyms
▸compare and contrast
▸cause and effect
▸analyze different points of view (POVs)
▸sequencing of events (in student projects)
Curriculum tie-ins or occasions:
▸back to school
▸end of school
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