Mudshark Novel Unit for Grades 4-8 Common Core Aligned

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Mudshark by Gary Paulsen is a hilarious novel that will get your grade 4-8 students thinking about the importance of thought and how it can help to solve any problem. On this adventure with Lyle Williams, or Mudshark, your students will also realize that smart is in fact cool. Grab this novel unit resource to accompany this quick-reading, laugh-out-loud novel!

This 51-page Mudshark print and go novel unit resource includes:
• lesson plans for seamless implementation
• character analysis work
• context clue word work
• 13-pages of chapter-by-chapter reader response questions
• figurative language work
• post-reading journal prompts to extend thinking and enhance writing
• an end of novel project to extend student thinking
• an answer key

Novel not included, but FYI:
Summary:
Mudshark is the go-to guy for any mysteries that need solving. Lost your shoe? Can’t find your homework? Ask Mudshark. That is, until the Psychic Parrot takes up residence in the school library and threatens to overturn Mudshark’s position as the guy who knows all the answers. The word in school is that the parrot can out-think Mudshark. And right now, the school needs someone who’s good at solving problems. There’s an escaped gerbil running rampant, an emergency in the faculty restroom, and all the erasers are disappearing from the classrooms.

When Mudshark solves the mystery of who’s stealing the erasers, he discovers the culprit has the best of intentions. Now he has to think of a way to prevent the Psychic Parrot from revealing the eraser-thief’s identity. With a bit of misdirection and a lot of quick thinking, Mudshark restores order to the chaos . . . just for the moment.

Novel Info:
Interest Level: Grades 4-8
Reading Level: Grade Level Equivalent: 6.2
Lexile® Measure: NC1080L
DRA: 50
Guided Reading: T

Genre
Comedy and Humor
Mystery and Suspense

Theme/Subject
Middle School


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For End of Novel Projects...

• End of Novel Projects for ANY NOVEL

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Total Pages
51
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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