Remember wanting something so badly when you were a kid that you would have done anything to get it? Andrew Marcus, the boy at the center of Judy Blume's children's classic Freckle Juice, knows that feeling all too well. He wants freckles! When a classmate promises that her secret recipe will brew a concoction sure to provide him with freckles overnight, he jumps at the chance. Students will love reading to find out whether those freckles ever appear.
The literature unit I've created to accompany this book starts with a prediction page. Students are expected to return to it after reading the whole story to see how accurate their predictions were. A page of comprehension questions follows each chapter, and after reading the whole book, students fill in a story summary page. Students are also asked to compare the story's two main characters and select their favorite. I have fashioned the worksheets so that students are encouraged to write complete sentence answers as is expected on many standardized tests. A complete answer key is included in this download as well.