This novel study was created for my 4th grade class, most of whom are low readers and need worksheets and questions that are not busy, less wordy, and have extra supports to find the answers in the text. I have been having trouble finding this and started creating my own resources to better meet the needs of my students.
It is a worksheet page for each chapter in the book. If your students can handle being given a packet, you could print it as an entire packet. I generally assign 1 chapter to read for homework a night and send one page to hold them accountable for reading.
Each chapter has a section with comprehension questions, and then other various activities covering many skills.
That’s 17 worksheets, plus an after-reading writing assignment, plus answer keys. (Entire resource: 36 pages)
Chapter 1: Characterization, Setting, Figurative language
Chapter 2: Characterization, Setting, Building Background Knowledge (the North Star article)
Chapter 3: Descriptive Language
Chapter 4: Vocabulary, Point of View
Chapter 5: Vocabulary, Building Background Knowledge (Why Skunks Spray article)
Chapter 6: Context Clues, Character Traits
Chapter 7: Synonyms, Map skills
Chapter 8: Latin Roots (-reg-)
Chapter 9: Write a friendly letter
Chapter 10: Label the soldier uniform with vocabulary words
Chapter 11: Figurative Language, Antonyms
Chapter 12: Sequencing, Editing punctuation & capitalization
Chapter 13: Building Background Knowledge (Black soldiers in the Civil War article)
Chapter 14: Building Background Knowledge (The Battle of Gettysburg article), Predicting
Chapter 15: Theme
Chapter 16 (page 1): Character changes, Compare & contrast
Chapter 16 (page 2): Story map
Supplement: Write a friendly letter
I hope that this resource helps some other class!
Sincerely, Mrs. Buckeye Nut
Not sure if you'll like the format? I have a FREE SAMPLE
of chapters 1 to 5 that you can try to see if you like it before committing. Enjoy!