El Deafo Novel Study Book Unit

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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PDF download contains 146 pages + Google Drive pages
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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™, 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!

Read more about how to use this novel study and download a FREE sample on my blog.

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. This no-prep 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

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

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

  • 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 it without changing the unit itself.


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


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).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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