There are certain types of reading skills that most teachers include in all novel units. This packet contains learning sheets that can be used for any novel study with little modification.
If you are teaching a novel for the first time, these sheets are a great way to incorporate basic skills. Add in personal, creative elements that will further enhance the novel study.
If you are a first year teacher, this is a great way to start a novel unit and add unique activities a little at a time.
Common Core Standards (4th)
Vocabulary Handout (students locate and define words in each chapter)
Character Chart (2 versions)
Foreshadowing and Making Predictions (2 versions)
Cause and Effect
Story Plot Map
Compare/Contrast (2 versions)
Figures of Speech
Summary of Book Information (author, setting, genre, main characters, etc.)
Summary Gist Statements (2 sentence summaries of chapters, main idea)
Book Buddy Reading Comprehension Bookmark**
Expository Character Essay (with rubric)
Expository Compare/Contrast Essay (with rubric)
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novel units, reading groups, literature circles, reading skills, reading comprehension