This product is a picture book literature guide for the book, "The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven" by Jonah Winter. It is a fantastic book filled with realistic fiction. It looks into the life of Ludwig van Beethoven with a sense of humor. The book begins with actual facts, but moves towards fiction as the story continues. This book is great for elementary. Most of the CCSS I have included are for grades 2-4, but it could be adapted for different grades. Much of the activities included have leveled work available. There are discussion questions at the higher levels of Blooms Taxonomy that require critical thinking.
There are a variety of activities to complete with the given vocabulary words. I have created three different levels of words. There are 10, 15, and 20 word activities. The leveled worksheets are great for homework, individual practice, whole group, or small group work.
Word Sort Cards- There are 3 levels of these cards. Have students sort them in different ways and discuss how they are sorted. After they sort, students can match their words to the correct definition, Students can keep these cards in a Ziploc bag and practice them throughout the week. Once they have a strong understanding, I have included a worksheet for the students to glue the words and the matching definitions on. (Answer Keys are included)
Missing Letter- This worksheet is only at one level. Students complete their vocab word by selecting the correct letter to fill in the blank.
Synonyms and Antonyms - There are 2 levels with this worksheets. The dots on top of the worksheet match the levels on the word sorts and vocab definitions.
Complete the Sentence - There are 3 levels with this worksheets. The dots on top of the worksheet match the levels on the word sorts and vocab definitions.
Word Ladders - Students cut the letters at the bottom of the page and move them around to answer the clues. Students are to write the answer on the line, not glue them.
Story Sequencing - Students are to cut apart the story strips and glue them in the correct order on the separate sheet.
This product includes 49 pages of...
About the Book
About the Author
Spelling and Vocab Words Overview
Vocab Word Cards with Definitions (3 levels)
Word vs. Definition Worksheet
Missing Letter Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet (2 levels)
Fill in the Blank (3 levels)
Poems and Songs (Examples included)
Writing Sentence Starters
Discussion Question Cards and Worksheet
Creative Writing (Using words from word bank)
Beethoven Fill in Blank Data Bank
Fact or Fiction (cut and paste)
Design a Catapult (writing)
**ANSWER KEYS AND WRITING EXAMPLES ARE INCLUDED**