Across Five Aprils Complete Literature and Grammar Unit

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Our novel units are aligned to many of the Common Core Standards, including inference, main idea, elements of a story, and more!

This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms and elements matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!

*This unit also includes a link to $70 worth of free instructional PowerPoint Presentations created by me to use along with the grammar activities in the unit!

Table of Contents

Student Hand-out on Literary Terms and Elements of a Story 5
Pre-reading Activity: 7
Active Reading Chapter Notes for: Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt 10

Chapter 1
Setting 12
Activity for Thought: A Great Beginning 12
Title Analysis 13
Comprehension Question 13

Chapter 2
Grammar Activity: 14
Literary Elements: Antagonist and Protagonist 15
Synopsis or Summary? 15

Chapter 3
Thought Questions 16
Grammar Activity: Singular and Plural Nouns 16
Literary Element: Mood 17
Summary 17

Chapter 4
Thought Question 18

Chapter 5
Thought Questions: 18
Grammar Activity: Adjectives 19
Compare and Contrast 20

Chapter 6
Chapter Summary and Illustration 21
Context clues: 22

Chapter 7
Picture This 23
Create Your Own Vocabulary List 24

Chapter 8
Grammar Activity: 25
Character Interview 26
Plagiarism 27
Important Details: 28

Chapter 9
Comprehension Question 28
Thought Question: 28
Grammar Activity: Personal Pronouns 29
Grammar Activity - Adjectives 29

Chapter 10
Character Thoughts 30
Grammar Activity: Prepositional Phrases: 31
Now, You be the Teacher! 32
Foreshadowing and Prediction 32
Internal and External Conflict 33
Main Idea 34

Chapter 11
Narrative and Dialogue: 35

Chapter 12
Chapter Summary and Illustration 36
Newspaper Page 37
Letter to the Author: 38
Author Interview 38
Creative Activity: 39
Chronological order 40
Climax and Rising and Falling Action 41

Matching Quiz on Literary Terms and Elements of a Story 42
Answers to Matching Quiz on Literary Terms and Elements of a Story 43

Final Essay Test for 44
Rubric for Final Essay Test 46

Attention Teachers! 47
Quiz Creating Activity 48
Test Creating Activity 49
Answers: 51

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Common Core Standards:
Common Core Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 , CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4c ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1b ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4a ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4c ,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5a ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5b ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c ,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4a ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4c ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1b, CCSS.ELALiteracy.RF.5.4,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3 ,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.6 ,

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1b, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4c ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5a,

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1b,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4a ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4c ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5b,

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4a ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4d ,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4c ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5 ,CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5b,

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Across Five Aprils Complete Literature and Grammar Unit
Across Five Aprils Complete Literature and Grammar Unit
Across Five Aprils Complete Literature and Grammar Unit
Across Five Aprils Complete Literature and Grammar Unit