James and the Giant Peach Novel Study

Holly Rachel
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Novel studies are so much fun and this James and the Giant Peach Novel Study is no exception! This 100+ page no-prep novel study unit is the perfect accompaniment to the book 'James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl. Through this unit, your students will love developing their reading and comprehension skills. They will also analyze characters, create setting descriptions, develop vocabulary skills and enjoy engaging writing activities based on events in the book. Also included are fun cross curricular activities based on the themes in the book. This James and the Giant Peach Novel Study also includes chapter quizzes with an answer key so you will be able to assess your students' understanding of the story.

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What's included:

★ Full teacher instructions and ideas for use

★ Student project cover page

Character Studies

★ James

★ Aunt Sponge

★ Aunt Spiker

★ The Centipede

★ The Glow-Worm

★ The Old-Green-Grasshopper

★ The Ladybug

★ The Silkworm

★ Miss Spider

★ The Earthworm

★ The Earthworm and the Centipede character comparison

★ Character Comparison

★ James character changes

Setting Descriptions

★ Inside the Peach setting description plan and writing activity

★ New York setting description plan and writing activity

Reading Activities

★ Author research - all about Roald Dahl

★ Text to self connections

★ Text to text connections

★ Text to world connections

★ Cause and effect

★ Problem and Solution

★ James and the Giant Peach book review

Writing Activities

★ Create a 'Visit the Giant Peach' persuasive poster

★ Enter the Peach (dilemma exploration)

★ James' Diary

★ Journey Instructions

★ Write a weather report

★ Create your own Cloud-Men weather type

★ Weather riddles

★ Newspaper report article about the peach landing in New York

★ What makes a good team

Vocabulary Activities

★ Explore vocabulary in James and the Giant Peach (definitions)

★ Rhyming words

★ Parts of Speech

Cross Curricular Activities

★ Life Cycle of a Peach

★ Bug Fact File

★ Guide to New York

★ Floating and Sinking science experiment

★ Chapter summary activities

★ Chapter comprehension quizzes (answers included)

Both US and UK spelling options included.


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Novel Study

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Total Pages
100+ pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.


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