Paintbrushes & Arrows Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing, skills

Gay Miller

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Gay Miller


This book unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and hands on activities covering vocabulary, comprehension, constructed response writing, and skill practice to use with the book Paintbrushes & Arrows by M.C. Finotti.

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This packet includes the following:

Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (22 Words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet

• Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing

11 Comprehension Checks consisting of Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks, and Short Answer (One for Each Two Chapters)

14 Constructed Writing Questions/Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Skill Practice/ Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

• Point of View Organizer

• Point of View Activity

• Point of View

• Writing

• Point of View Writing

• Writing Task Cards

• Research Writing ~ Lesson 1 ~ Creating a Bibliography

• Research Writing ~ Lesson 2 ~ The Research Paper Format

• Research Writing ~ Lesson 3 ~ Note Taking

• Research Writing ~ Lesson 4 ~ Organizing Notes into an Outline

• Research Writing ~ Lesson 5 ~ Writing a Research Paper

• Research Writing ~ Lesson 6 ~ Proofreading and Editing

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Total Pages
180 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]”).
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]”).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.


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