Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath is a charming book for your fourth through sixth grade students. Told In first person by eleven-year-old Primrose Squap, the story begins when her father’s fishing boat is lost at sea. Her mother goes to sea to rescue him, and for a year Primrose is left first in the care of an elderly babysitter, then with her Uncle Jack whom she has never met. With strong conviction that her parents are still alive, Primrose copes with life in her small town of Coal Harbour, British Columbia, awaiting her parents’ return.
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath is a Newbery Honor Book and was published by Scholastic in 2001.
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath: A Book Study has everything you need for a complete unit with vocabulary and comprehension activities and assessments.
This unit features:
*A teacher's page with objectives and descriptions of each activity
*A synopsis of Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
*A 10-page oral reading and discussion guide with chapter summaries and discussion questions to use as you guide your students through their reading of the book, plus vocabulary words and definitions listed for each chapter
*A glossary with 50 vocabulary words and definitions
*A crossword puzzle matching twenty-five vocabulary words with definitions for Chapters 1-7
*A vocabulary activity using twenty-five vocabulary words in sentence context for Chapters 1-7
*A vocabulary test for Chapters 1-7 matching vocabulary words with definitions plus twenty-five multiple choice questions using the vocabulary words in sentence context.
* Four acrostic puzzles with vocabulary words from Chapters 8-15
*A vocabulary match with twenty-five words and definitions from Chapters 8-15
*A vocabulary test for Chapters 8-15 with twenty-five questions matching words and definition and twenty-five multiple choice questions using the vocabulary words to complete sentences
*Find the Details with fifty questions related to Everything on a Waffle
*Who’s Who lists twenty-four characters from Everything on a Waffle. Students match names with descriptions.
*Examining Literary Themes uses four short exercises identifying and giving examples of the literary themes of strength of character, perseverance, and steadfastness.
*Facts about Polly Horvath encourages students to learn more about the author using an online profile
*Ten writing prompts
*Comprehension test with twenty multiple choice questions, three open response questions, and ten questions identifying book characters
Answers keys are provided for all items except the writing prompts.
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