This unit contains 35 ready-made handouts to use with any novel. It is perfect for grades 4-8. Your students will analyze setting, conflict, point of view, the author’s craft and much more! Fun and engaging poetry assignments and other creative ideas are included as well. These handouts will be perfect for a whole-class novel study, an independent novel study, or literature circles. If you are looking for meaningful lessons that are not simply cute and generic but that help you teach Common Core standards, then this unit is for you! Use it with multiple novels for years and years. Everything is ready for you to copy and handout. Some of the pages can be used during reading, some can be completed after each chapter, and others can be completed after students complete the book. You decide which handouts are best suited for each chapter. Take a look at the following table of contents to see the titles of each handout included.
Chapter Title Analysis
Who Is the Main Character?
Examine Word Choice
Point of View
Point of View Rewrite
Who’s Who When it Comes to Characters
Create a Character Sketch and Setting Sketch
Silent Passage Analysis
Literary Element Scavenger Hunt
Novel “I Am” Poem *
Writing Opportunity *
That’s My Song *
Final Text Message *
Comic Strip and Comic Strip Rubric
Book Review *
ABCs of the Novel *
For Interactive Notebooks *
Writing Prompts and Activities for After Reading *
*ACTIVITIES BEST COMPLETED AFTER READING THE NOVEL
All other activities can be used throughout the reading process!
Perfect for literature circles!