James and the Giant Peach Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing, skill

Gay Miller
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This unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, constructed response writing, and skill practice to use with the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

This packet includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet

• Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing

This section contains a one page printable comprehension practice for each three chapters. It also has 16 constructed responses exercises aligned to the Common Core State Standards. (See the preview for a sample.)

Writing Activity

• Character Trait Crafivity

Language Arts Skill Practice/ Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

• Homograph Organizers

• Prefixes and Suffixes Word Lists and Organizers

• Prefix and Suffix Puzzles

• Prefix Game

• Suffix Game

• Root Word Lists for Novel and Organizers

• Figurative Language Response Cards

• Figurative Language Organizers

• Figurative Language Craftivity

• Context Clues Organizers

• Context Clues Task Cards

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If you like this resource you might like to check out additional novel studies of Roald Dahl books:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fantastic Mr. Fox


Total Pages
210 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.


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