Matilda Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests

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This 134 page novel study for Matilda by Roald Dahl contains comprehension for every two chapters, along with everything else you need to teach Common Core standards through a mystical story.

This study is laid out for you in a way that pushes students to not only become better readers and writers, but to also gain a deep understanding of major Common Core standards. You will find this unit easy to use, with very little prep needed.

Focus standards include Point of View, Character Analysis, Figurative Language, Plot, and Theme. All activities have Common Core codes listed on the bottom to show alignment and to keep you focused. Perfect for whole group, small group, or independent study.

This product includes:

1) Student work for every 2 chapters, each one containing 4 parts:
-Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
-Vocabulary-introduces 3 new words for every 2 chapters.
-True/False, Multiple Choice, or Sequencing-1 set in each section.
-Comprehension and Analysis-3 short answer questions.

2) 4 Anchor Posters, in b/w or color:
-Point of View
-Character Analysis
-Figurative Language
-Story Elements (Plot and Theme)

3) 25 Common Core aligned activities:
-One Event, Three Points of View (3 versions)
-Mystery Thoughts
-Dear Diary
-Character Analysis Wheel
-Character Interactions
-Character Responses
-Stand Off! (focus on opposing points of view)
-Compare and Contrast: Characters
-You vs. Character
-Figurative Language: Similes (2 versions)
-Figurative Language
-Setting: Using Imagery
-Main Events
-Cause and Effect
-Comic Strip (focus on plot)
-A Growing Problem
-Tower of Terror (focus on conflict)
-Book vs. Movie
-My Book Review
-Author's Biography
-Extra! Extra! Read all About it!

4) 4 Projects/Team Tasks:
-Who Said It? (focus on Point of View)
-Character Cards (focus on Character Analysis)
-My Figurative Language Acrostic Poem (focus on Figurative Language)
-Umbrella Themes (focus on Theme)

5) 4 Assessments, each one containing:
-Comprehension multiple choice
-Comprehension and Analysis short answer

6) Culminating Project Choices:
-10 creative choices for the end of the novel

7) Complete Vocabulary List:
-Organized by chapter and page number
-Comes with and without definitions

8) Two-sided Student Reference Bookmarks

9) Answer keys

10) Tables of Contents and teacher instructions for easy planning and navigation

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Matilda Comprehension

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Matilda Assessments

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Matilda Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
Matilda Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
Matilda Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
Matilda Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activ
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