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 21 worksheets, plus an after-reading writing assignment, plus answer keys. (Entire resource: 44 pages)
Chapter 1: Characterization, Setting, Personification,
Chapter 2: Characterization, Setting, Map Scale
Chapter 3: Text connections, Visualization
Chapter 4: Compare/Contrast
Chapter 5: Building background knowledge (Buffalo),
Chapter 6: Synonyms, Opinion writing
Chapter 7: Building background knowledge (Locusts)
Chapter 8: Similes, Synonyms
Chapter 9: Vocabulary, Character traits
Chapter 10: Vocabulary, Fact & Opinion
Chapter 11: Synonyms, Inferencing
Chapter 12: Antonyms, Cause & Effect
Chapter 13: Figurative language, point of view
Chapter 14: Action verbs, adjectives
Chapter 15: Character traits
Chapter 16: Sequencing, figurative language
Chapter 17: Context clues, figurative
Chapter 18: Latin roots, “old wives’ tales”
Chapter 19: Compare & contrast
Chapter 20: Vocabulary
Chapter 21: Story map
Page 22: Write a story
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!