Students will practice reading and text dependent inferential comprehension skills using chapter one of the novel Nervous Nolan's Magical Meeting. Your students must refer to the extract to give textual evidence of their reasoning. Answers are supplied, of course!
Storyline Nail nibbling Nolan is regarded as a lucky boy by everyone. There is only one thing he lacks- confidence. Nervous Nolan faces a series of challenges in the book and the first is revealed in this extract: he has to give his first public speech.
How to use this resource This ready-to-use extract can be used as a whole class activity, for early finishers, or for homework. This freebie is the first chapter of a 10,000 word novel with 100 comprehension questions, Nervous Nolan's Magical Meeting. In addition to short answer questions, the novel has multiple choice questions, true and false questions, mix and match, and sequencing questions. Wilbert the wizard teaches Nolan a type of magic that is more effective than any wand’s magic. Best of all, Nolan can access this magic himself, at any time. He learns that the greatest magic is not in the words of a wizard's confidence spell, but the words we say to ourselves.
Standards based for grade 4 The freebie and the novel it comes from are both linked to the literature learning standards. Both are within the Lexile level band of 770-980 and thus is perfectly designed for grade 4. It would also suit many grade 3 students, and most grade 5's. The book is deliberately crafted as high interest for these grade groups. For more Brilliantly Lit resource fun try
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