El Deafo Novel Study Book Unit

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Learning Objective

This is a complete novel study for the teacher to use to teach all aspects of the novel El Deafo by Cece Bell to use with the whole class, book groups, literacy centers, individual students, or homeschool.


El Deafo Novel Study and Informational WebQuest Unit is a Common Core Standard aligned book unit to be used with the Newbery Honor-winning El Deafo by Cece Bell. This download contains both a printable, as well as a paperless Google Drive™ compatible, format.

As a person who lives with a hearing loss, I highly recommend this novel to help students and adults alike understand the challenges that a person with hearing loss deals with daily and how to make communication easier and less frustrating for all involved. I have never personally read a book that is truer in how life with a hearing loss is portrayed. When presented in this graphic novel style it makes for an enjoyable and enlightening read for everyone!


This is a complete novel study that includes individual products bundled together to offer you extensive savings! This comprehensive unit also includes Google Drive™ format files and a self-grading assessment, 6 non-fiction WebQuest foldable activities, teacher plans, and CCSS alignment that you cannot find in the individual components. This complete novel study is by far your best value!

This unit is designed to be used with some student/instructor interaction, but can easily be used as an independent study for the student. It is written for the 4-6th-grade reading level.

This unit works great in a one-on-one setting for homeschool or for a teacher to use as a resource in the classroom for a small group or entire class. The unit is designed so that you can start teaching immediately with little to no preparation on your part. Great time saver!


This unit contains:

Teacher Packet containing:

•Detailed daily lesson plans

•Pacing and Standards Guide

•Answer keys for all parts

Student Packet (both printable and Google Drive™ format) containing:

Comprehension questions in a short answer format for deeper thinking for every chapter.

• 6 Non-fiction WebQuest foldable activities that complement the information discussed in the novel. **See the preview file for the list of all topics.

An Assessment Packet (both printable and self-grading Google Drive™ format) that contains:

• An after the book Comprehension quiz that includes short answer, multiple-choice, and essay writing questions.

**Google Drive self-grading quizzes are only in multiple-choice formats.

An End of the Book Activity Packet that can be used with any book.

A Story Elements Interactive Notebook Activity Packet (both printable and Google Drive™ format) that can be used with any book.

Common Core Standard Alignment Checklists for grades 4-6.This is included at the end of the unit so if you do not need it you can easily discard without changing the unit itself. To see how this is set up please see the free preview for the CCSS checklist in its entirety.


→Please download the free preview to see sample pages of all parts of this unit as well as the complete CCSS alignment checklist for grades 4-6 in its entirety.

Please email with any questions you may have!


Are you looking for a printable version only? You can find this same product without the Google Drive™ formats here.


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Total Pages
PDF download contains 146 pages + Google Drive pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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