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Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Novel Study Guide / Literature Unit

Grade Levels
6th - 9th
Formats Included
  • Zip
96 pages
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Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick is a story you'll never forget. When asked to pick a book for a school-wide read, this one was my first choice. In order to help all of our teachers successfully participate in our school-wide read, I created this novel study guide so the entire faculty, no matter their certification, could easily teach this novel. It can be used for upper elementary, middle grades, and high school classes (especially struggling readers in the upper grades).

Included are writing topics, vocabulary activities, and discussion questions for each chapter. There are some graphic organizers included as well.

Here are the highlights:

*For Upper Elementary, Middle and High School

*PDF files for Easy Printing

*Before and After Writing Topics for Each Chapter

*Graphic Organizers (3)

*Vocabulary List (145 words covered!)

*Vocabulary Lists available for import in SpellingCity.com

*Word Wall Printouts (40 pages)

*Discussion Questions for Each Chapter

*Vocabulary Questions/Activities for Each Chapter

*Final Exam (50 questions)

*Answer Key for Questions, Vocabulary and Exam Included

*96 Pages

This novel study guide was designed to be completed in a 9 week grading period, but has enough material to cover a longer stretch of time.

It has been designed to help teachers provide assignments for each chapter, and it can be completed in a group, with a partner, or independently. The book may be read by the teacher or independently by each student. Class discussion will make this unit more successful and will improve student understanding of the text and the material covered in the worksheets.

This novel study guide has been used successfully with sixth, seventh and eighth graders for a school-wide read. It received high ratings from teachers of all subject areas (28 teachers total).

Since then, this material has been used by middle school ELA teachers.

Thank you for your consideration. If you decide to purchase this product, I'm sure you'll find it will exceed your expectations. You and your students are sure to enjoy this novel and have wonderful success.

Happy Teaching!

Total Pages
96 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new”).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.


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