Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}

Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
Kate DiCamillo Bundle {Four Novel Studies}
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Novel One - Because of Winn-Dixie

This unit contains twelve pages of higher level thinking comprehension questions, seventeen pages of reading/writing activities, a story pyramid book project, and six reading strategy classroom posters.

12 Pages of Comprehension Questions

17 Pages of Reading/Writing Printables
*Before Reading - Make a Prediction
*Winn-Dixie Bubble Map
*Almost Like Orphans - Chapter Titles
*Pick-It-Quick - Story Strip Sequencer
*All about Me - Top Ten List
*The Bear and the Book - Letter Writing
*The Witch’s House - Facts and Opinions
*Dump & Lunch Meat - Making Connections
*Thunder and Lightning - Summarize
*Ghosts in the Yard - Writing Prompt
*A Changed Man - Visualizing
*Everything he Loved - KWL Chart
*Sorrow Filled World - Inferring
*Littmus Lozenges
*Egg Salad Sandwiches - Wondering
*Love What You’ve Got - Synthesizing
*A Full Heart - Interesting Quotes

Story Pyramid Book Project
*Theme
*Conflict
*Resolution
*Favorite Scene

Novel Two - The Tale of Despereaux

This unit contains seventeen pages of comprehension questions, seventeen pages of vocabulary work, a figurative language flip book, classroom posters, and a bonus movie packet. While reading The Tale of Despereaux, I found that this novel is filled with challenging words. Therefore, there is a large focus on using context clues and the dictionary to understand unknown words.

Figurative Language Flip Book
The highlight of this novel study is that each student will illustrate a flip book focusing on figurative language found throughout the story. The following terms will be addressed:
*Alliteration
*Onomatopoeia
*Simile
*Metaphor
*Personification
*Hyperbole
*Idiom

Interactive Movie Experience
Students will have the opportunity to compare the book to the movie by completing the following activities:
*Write, Pair, Share
*Compare and Contrast
*Give One to Get One
*Movie vs. Book
*Write a Review

Figurative Language Posters
In addition, this novel study includes figurative language posters to hang up in your classroom during whole class discussion.

Novel Three - The Magician's Elephant

This unit contains 20 pages of comprehension questions, a vocabulary word wall, and the highlight of the packet is creating a story cube book project. Students will have a blast completing six extension activities and then constructing the story cube. The story cube is a great project to display during open house or any day of the year!

20 Pages of Comprehension Questions

Story Cube Book Project
*Cause and Effect
*Symbolic Representation of Novel
*Most Memorable Scene
*Create a Slogan – Writing Prompt
*Novel Theme
*Story Sequence – Important Events

Vocabulary Word Wall
Kate DiCamillo is known for her amazing use of figurative language and also for incorporating challenging vocabulary words into her novels. As a result, 40 vocabulary cards have been included to help support your students’ understanding of perplexing words found throughout the novel. Examples included are:
*Virtuoso
*Denizens
*Diatribe
*Fillip
*Portentous

Novel Four - Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures novel study contains 17 pages of comprehension questions, 18 pages of extension printables, a higher level thinking game, and a comprehension questions fan project. In addition, students will participate in a superhero writing project and learn challenging vocabulary through the use of a word wall.

17 Pages of Comprehension Questions

18 Pages of Reading/Writing Printables
Tell me a Story – Prediction
The Mind of a Squirrel – Correct Word Order of Adjectives
In the Event of a Seizure – Squiggle Art
Squirrel Smuggling – Commonly Misused Words
Squirtel! – Synonyms
A Scientific Adventure – Parts of Speech
A Giant Ear – Types of Sentences
Spies Don’t Cry - Helping & Main Verbs
Sunny-Side Up – Capitalization
The Getaway – Attribute Web & Character Actions
Unremitting Darkness – Sequence of Events
Foreboding – Vocabulary Puzzle
Gianter –Facts & Opinions
An Incomplete List – Word Scramble
Dear Flora – Cause & Effect
Nothing Personal – Adjectives
Atop a Giant Donut – Comic Strip
Will you Please, Please Shut Up, William Spiver – Favorite Scene

Higher Level Thinking Comprehension Questions Fan/Game Board
After reading the novel, students will get to play a game where they answer higher level thinking questions. Included in this novel study are five different game boards and two spinners. The game boards and comprehension questions fan can be used with any novel. The comprehension fan contains 34 questions focusing on the following topics:
-Story Elements
-Connections
-Opinion
-Recall
-Evaluation

Superhero Writing Project
Students will create a superhero and write a short story about their adventures.

Bonus - Vocabulary Word Wall
68 vocabulary cards will enable you to support your students’ understanding of challenging words found throughout the novel.

Happy Learning!

Renee Smalley

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