A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck Book Companion Novel Study – No Prep and Stress-Free. This unit includes print and go worksheets for vocabulary terms, poetry, author biography research, themes, character traits, one-sentence chapter summaries, and note taking activities.
If you're looking for higher level activities that don't include boring multiple choice tests, then this is it!
Included in this resource is an art poster with a quote from the book. Perfect to hang on your bulletin board or make extra copies to send home with your students... it's a great way to continue making connections to your novel even when it's not reading time!
In addition, you'll find a bonus tri-fold bookmark that makes note taking during reading time super easy!
Looking for "A Long Way from Chicago" Interactive Notebook with cut, fold, and paste activities? You can find it HERE:
A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK
*Please Note: The interactive notebook and the book companion are the same activitites, in two different formats. The interactive notebook is filled with cut/paste/fold activities, while the book companion is in traditional worksheet form. Some teachers like to have both for the different needs of their students.*
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This novel study is designed to be a relaxed unit for both teacher and students. You will notice that I do not include quizzes or tests in any of my novel studies or interactive notebooks. As an English teacher, I prefer to not use reading as a time to test using multiple choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank, or matching assessments. I want my students to enjoy reading and not have worry about what's coming when they are done.
Your students will work on the following tasks:
Writing a Book Review
Author Biography Research
Venn Diagram – Compare and Contrast
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