Lunch Money by Andrew Clements is a complete, low prep novel study for 4th to 6th grade students. Students easily relate to the setting and characters in Lunch Money, and the book weaves problem solving, teamwork, negotiation, and money skills into the story. This novel unit provides high engagement and has unique activity options!
The comic book background information and business aspects in this Lunch Money novel unit contribute to its high interest level for students. The materials are compatible with the 5th grade Houghton Mifflin Journeys series Lunch Money lesson.
CCSS (4th grade)
Reading Comprehension Questions (1-3 questions per chapter)
Money Observation and Mini Research Activity
Planning a Book Series Graphic Organizer
Calculate Minutes in Class Activity (2 handout options)
Compare/Contrast Greg and Maura's Comic Books
Comic Book Style
Fold a Mini Book Procedural Activity
Story Plot Map
Design a Comic Book Page (3 comic book page templates included)
End of Book Test
Student Business Plan (optional)
**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included**
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