Help your students meet rigorous CCSS by giving them books at appropriate Lexile levels that are engaging and fun to read. Richard Peck’s novel, Here Lies the Librarian (Lexile 780, CCSS suggested for grades 3-4), has “quirky characters, a folksy setting, classic cars, and hilariously larger-than-life moments.” It will appeal to both boys and girls with its story of early car racing, graveyard corpses unearthed by a tornado, and a young girl trying to stay true to herself while fitting in with the world’s view of what girls should and should not do. It gives a glimpse of life in the early 20th century.
This book unit has questions to discuss, short answer questions, and other assessment tools - a multiple choice review quiz and a vocabulary quiz matching words and definitions.
This novel study created by My Reading Resources meets these CCSS for grades 3 and 4:
R.L. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4. R.L. 4.1, 4.2, 4.4.
L. 3.4a,d, L.3.5a. L. 4. 4a,c.
This novel study or book unit includes:
Student Packet has 16 pages of vocabulary work, writing prompts, short answer and discussion questions
Glossary for students to use for finding correct definitions easily and quickly
Graphic organizer to help students identify theme development
Word Cards /definitions for matching games/center activity
Review Quiz ----- multiple choice 20 questions pages
Vocabulary Quiz -----1 page matching words to definitions
Also included: pictures of cars from the time period – can be used as a bulletin display or to encourage student research projects
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