Betsy Byars Novel Study Unit Bundle

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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This is a set of three Betsy Byars novel study book units which are Common Core Standard aligned and contain both a printable format, as well as a Google Drive™ compatible format*, to be used with the following novels by Betsy Byars:

Each unit is designed to be used with some student/instructor interaction, but can easily be used as an independent study for the student. The units can be slowed down or sped up as needed for the individual student.

These units work great in a one-on-one setting for home school or for a teacher to use as a resource in the classroom for a small group or entire class. These no-prep units are designed so that you can start teaching immediately with little to no preparation on your part. Great time saver!


This unit contains:

Teacher Packet containing:

  • Detailed daily lesson plans
  • Pacing & Standards Guide
  • Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
  • Answer keys

Student Packet (both printable and Google Drive™ format) containing:

  • Spelling list
  • Vocabulary and grammar activities
  • Comprehension questions for each chapter
  • Extension activities that correlate with the book

An Assessment Packet both printable and self-grading Google Drive™ format) that contains:

  • An after the book vocabulary quiz
  • An after the book comprehension quiz in both a short answer and multiple-choice format
  • An after the book writing assessment

**Google Drive self-grading quizzes are only available in multiple-choice formats.

An End of the Book Activity Packet that can be used with any book.

A Story Elements Interactive Notebook Activity Packet (both printable and Google Drive™ format) that can be used with any book.

Common Core Standards Alignment for Grades 4-6 (The Pinballs and 18th Emergency) and for Grades 5-8 (Summer of the Swans).This is included at the end of the unit so if you do not need it you can easily discard it without changing the unit itself. To see how this is set up please see the free preview for the CCSS checklist in its entirety.


♦Please see individual unit links above for the preview files for each unit.


The zipped file contains 3 PDF files.


Please check out some other novel units that I offer that you may be interested in:

Where the Red Fern Grows Novel Unit Study~ Common Core Standards Aligned!

Wonder By R.J. Palacio Novel Unit Study~ Common Core Standards Aligned!

Hatchet Novel Unit ~ Common Core Aligned!


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