"Joey Pigza Loses Control" is a Newberry Honor book by Jack Gantos that your readers will love!
This novel study, separated into 14 reading sections, guides readers through this novel with vocabulary-building context clues questions and CCSS-aligned text-dependent questions for every chapter. There are 16 pages of student work, and 15 pages of detailed answer/teaching suggestions.
Each chapter page has a teacher answer key with suggested answers, as well as teaching / discussion suggestions to get students involved with the complex nature of this book. This novel study invites deep thinking and encourages rich conversations - perfect for book clubs, reading groups, guided reading, lit circles, and even whole-class or independent reading! This novel study encourages critical literacy practices, and has students thinking beyond the text on every page.
Each page includes CCSS alignment for 5th and 6th grade, so you know exactly what skill you will cover each day. Citing evidence to support answers is highly emphasized throughout the novel study as well.
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