This novel study for CRASH
includes chapter questions, a before reading activity, two characterization activities, two context clues activities, and two inferencing activities.
Questions are text dependent and written specifically for this novel.
There is one page of text dependent questions for every three chapter of Jerry Spinelli's novel, CRASH,
a total of sixteen pages of chapter questions. Each page has eight questions including characterization questions, context clues questions, and inferencing questions with lines for students' answers. These can be used for interactive notebook pages or for chapter assessments of these three important skills.
The prereading activity asks students to imagine what the main characters, Crash and Penn, are like based on information from the back cover of the book and also has students sort story vocabulary words and use these words to write a prediction.
One characterization activity is a character map about the main character, Crash. The other is a characterization chart about all of the most important characters.
The context clues activities involve locating context clues, choosing the best definitions, and defining vocabulary that is unique to the story.
The inferencing activities ask students to make inferences about what might have happened in different situations using ideas from the story, and to explain quotations from the story.
This novel study supports a number of the Reading: Literature standards, especially those involving using text-based evidence, determining main ideas and details, using context clues, and making inferences.
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From Classroom in the Middle