Guts Novel Study - Guided Reading & Independent Study

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  1. This bundle includes FIVE graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier!Smile - Sisters - Guts - Ghosts - DramaThese graphic novels are very popular with upper elementary and middle school grades. The graphic novel format makes them an instant favourite with students and especially accessible to students with
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This product is a great fit for your guided reading groups, independent book studies or literature circle groups.

This product is broken into 3 sections:

Student work

  • Pre-reading activity
  • Comprehension questions and vocabulary work for 8 sections of the book
    • Comprehension questions are labeled according to strategy used (Inference, Predict, Connect, Analyze, Compare and Contrast, Evaluate, Respond to text, Question)

  • Some chapters have additional activities attached

Answer Keys & Assessments

  • Answers to all of the comprehension chapter questions
  • Complete list of all vocabulary words
  • Rubric to be used to evaluate student's reading responses
    • Use this rubric to evaluate student responses to chapter work. You can evaluate on specific questions of your choosing, use all of the questions or have students select their best responses to submit
    • Ontario and Common Core standards are indicated on the rubric

  • Vocabulary Test
    • Answer key included to test knowledge of vocabulary words from the unit

Additional Activities

  • Colour Your Emotions
    • A neat art activity that connects emotions to design

  • Letter to Jane
    • A letter writing activity in the voice of the main character

The Anatomy of a “Normal Family Dinner” at my House

    • Art/Comic activity where students make a connection to the novel

  • First Day Jitters
    • Another Art/Comic activity replicating a frame from the novel into their own life


Check out my other Novel Guide's for Raina Telgemeier's graphic novels:

SISTERS Novel Guide

SMILE Novel Guide

Drama Novel Guide

Ghosts Novel Guide

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Another great novel to use with your classroom is OCDaniel - Check out my complete novel guide:

And my vocabulary freebie to go with it:

Total Pages
43 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
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