This study guide is for the novel, Did You Lose the Car Again? by Paula Kurzband Feder and Nancy Hayashi. It is a reading level 2.3, or a DRA level 28. I designed this unit for my low readers in my 5th grade class, but it could be modified for other grade levels.
I use it as part of independent seatwork while I meet with guided reading groups. They have 20 minutes a day for a week to read the pages and answer the questions. For this book, I do one section of chapter questions a week. This novel study takes a total of 3 weeks.
These questions are created so you can print one page and cut it in half (saves paper). They answer the questions in their literacy notebook so that will save you on copies, also.
The questions go in the order of the answers in the book. There is an answer key with sample answers at the end of this document. Once a week I meet with groups and we share and grade our answers together. It lends itself to a natural conversation about the book and I can easily see if they are understanding it and putting effort in their answers.