This is the unit I use with my 5th graders right around Christmas time. I usually start after Thanksgiving break depending on where it lands. When we finish the novel, we watch the movie as part of our Christmas party. With the character of Father Christmas, it seemed an appropriate time.
We read chapter by chapter each day. We read together, I read, they read with a partner, or they read silently. Each day differs. After each chapter they complete a journal page about that chapter. You can make this a homework grade or have group discussions the next day of what they wrote as their answers.
After so many chapters, I give a short quiz. There are 2 quizzes in this bundle. I also have 2 options for a final novel test. Each quiz and test is labeled with points and common core standards.
Included in this bundle are:
*16 journal pages
*2 quizzes labeled with points and standards
*2 options for a final test labeled with points and standards