A Monster Calls is a British award-winning book by Patrick Ness. It tells the fantastic story of a boy dealing with his mum's cancer.
This complete novel study includes:
• A pre-reading discussion question for each chapter
• A post-reading essential question for each chapter
• Comprehension questions for each chapter
• Exit ticket question for each chapter
• Graphic organizers that focus on story elements and characterization
• End-of-Unit projects
• Formal assessment
Pre-Reading questions foreshadow the plot or themes of the chapter. Discuss these questions before reading each chapter. Use the pre-reading questions to access students’ prior knowledge and experiences to help them connect with the story and the characters.
Essential questions focus on the main topic or idea from each chapter. Discuss these questions after reading each chapter. Use the essential question to guide an oral whole-group discussion, small group discussion, or as a written essay question.
Use the exit ticket as a quick comprehension check or as a text-to-self connection. Exit ticket questions are fast, simple responses, such as; short answer, true/false, or yes/no answers.
Ten vocabulary words to help students build their lexicon.
Character and Story Elements Worksheets
Worksheets to reinforce story elements, characterization and themes. These worksheets are great for assessments, homework or small-group work.
Students can choose from a variety of project ideas worth different point values. Projects are great for individual assessments or as partner or small group collaboration.
Short formal assessment of the novel.