Boxcar Children Book #1 CCSS Novel Study Unit for Middle Grades

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BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner: A PRINT AND GO-NO PREP novel unit for the middle grades with ANSWER KEY that is common core aligned!

I heart Boxcar books! They are well-written novels that allow readers to make connections with the characters while identifying the other various fictional elements: setting, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and theme.

This 38-page print and go novel unit includes:

• character analysis work

• 20-pages of reader response questions

• a story map

• an end of book project

• 3-post-reading journal prompts

• answer key

As a 6th grade teacher I have students that enter my classroom at a variety of different reading levels. My job is to meet each reader at his level and move him on-this can be challenging!

Therefore, I find myself creating novel units like this one...perfect for 3rd and 4th grade on-level readers, but even ideal for 5th and 6th grade students that are at an intervention level.

This unit is broken down by chapter and provides readers with both literal and inferential questions. While this unit could be used for a whole class novel study, it is ideal for small group literature circles, as well as individual readers to check for comprehension.

In addition to reader response questions, I have included a character list to document characteristics of the characters to readers to keep track of, as well as a summary organizer. Not only is it important for all readers to be able to retell events, but also summarize effectively what has been read.

Once your students have finished this book and novel unit, they will be begging to read more of from the Boxcar Children series.

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For NOVEL UNIT BUNDLES:

•Crash Novel Unit Resources BUNDLE

•Jerry Spinelli Novel Unit Bundle for Middle School

•CCSS Novel Unit BUNDLE for Grades 4-8

•CCSS Novel Unit BUNDLE for Grades 3-5

•Cam Jansen CCSS Book Bundle for Middle Grade Intervention

For END OF NOVEL PROJECTS:

•End of Novel Projects for ANY NOVEL

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38 pages
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3 Weeks
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Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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