This is a 139 page Common Core aligned no prep novel study for Wishtree by Newbery Award winning author Katherine Applegate.
This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. The 38+ page student packet is perfect for literature circles or independent work.
Choose printed or paperless resources! The student packet, quizzes, and final exam are available as Google Drive™ files. A vocabulary and definitions list is also included to allow you to easily import into Flippity, Kahoot, Quizlet, etc. to create digital flashcards or word games.
The book is a New York Times bestseller! Trees can’t tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories… Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree” ― people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new Muslim family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever. Never lose hope. Wishes have a way of coming true….
ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
Included in this Novel Study Guide:
Introductory and Informational Materials:
▸List of links to related lesson plans and information to help your students learn more about the author, investigate scientific principles addressed in the book, and make connections between the book and the real world
▸Suggestions for vocabulary games and practice
▸CCSS Checklists for grades 4 – 5
Vocabulary Building Materials:
▸Master Vocabulary List (digital option)
▸”Mark My Words” Student Vocabulary Bookmark
▸Word Wall Cards
▸Vocabulary and Definition Cards
▸Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles (can be used as section vocabulary quizzes – answer keys included)
▸Final Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)
Student Packet (digital option) (divided into 5 sections) featuring:
▸Focused Information and Questions on Figurative Language, Point of View, Greek & Latin Roots, and Synonyms & Antonyms
Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
(all in printed and paperless student packets)
▸ Science Words and Definitions Matching Worksheet
▸Character Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer
▸Theme Graphic Organizer
▸Story Mapping Graphic Organizer
Activities Included in this Book Study:
▸Wishtree Question and Answer Dice Game
▸Character Matching Game
▸ Section Quizzes (5) (M/C) (digital option-Google Forms™)
▸Vocabulary Quiz (matching)
▸Final Exam (M/C) (digital option-Google Forms™)
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
R.L. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.10
R.L. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6
L. 4.4, 4.4a,b,c, 4.5, 4.5a,b,c, 4.6
L. 5.4, 5.4a,b,c, 5.5, 5.5a,b,c, 5.6
Skills addressed in this book study guide include:
▸determining word meaning using context clues or a dictionary
▸figurative language (adage/proverbs, allusions, similes, metaphors, hyperbole, idioms) and meanings
▸synonyms and antonyms
▸point of view
▸making text to life connections
▸compare and contrast
▸identify main characters
▸identify the main problem in a story and its solution
Curriculum tie-ins or occasions:
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