Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief Book Unit: Print & Digital Novel Activities

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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    You're about to save time and help students get more from their reading experience with this 4-week Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief Novel Unit! That's because this is a standards-focused book unit that includes comprehension questions, text-based vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, and more - all in a ready-to-use format.

    Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief is such a great book to introduce kids to Greek mythology, and this novel study bundle has everything you need to make it an engaging experience including both print and Google Slides options. This is truly a standards-based novel unit that your kids will love!

    This Novel Unit for The Lightning Thief includes:

    1) Student comprehension practice (up to 20 instructional days)

    • Each day's work focuses on a single standards-based comprehension skill
    • Short, written responses include opportunities to apply thinking to text
    • Designed with reluctant and struggling learners in mind
    • Built-in graphic organizers to support skill acquisition
    • Approachable questions help make connections & start conversations
    • No boring multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank questions!
    • Available in both printable trifolds and as Google Slides

    2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:

    • Generating main ideas & writing a concise summary
    • Analyzing point of view and how it impacts the reader's experience
    • Identification of cause and effect relationship
    • Making inferences and drawing conclusions based on text clues
    • Analyzing problems and how they are resolved
    • Examining character traits, relationships, and their development across the plot
    • Identifying and supporting key themes of the story with text evidence
    • And so much more!

    3) Text-based & academic vocabulary

    • One target word identified for each day's reading
    • A flexible foldable format allows for the study and application of new vocabulary
    • Opportunities to make connections to academic vocabulary for daily skills

    4) Teacher support materials

    • Unit scope & sequence lays out the day's comprehension & vocabulary focus
    • Answer Keys for all comprehension activities
    • Tips for preparation and implementation
    • Instructions for digital Google Drive version

    *Digital Access Note: This resource includes digital access via GOOGLE SLIDES. For the digital versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account OR Google Classroom. Learners will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! These are easily shared digitally between you and your students.


     How Novel Units from Differentiated Teaching Work...

    ▸ Teachers can introduce the day's vocabulary word & discuss before reading.

    ▸ Students complete just one section of the trifold or a single Google Slide each day.

    ▸ Daily work focuses on target skills needed for success in reading vs. plot recall.

    ▸ The low-pressure format provides novelty & encourages student engagement

    ▸ Less overwhelming to reluctant readers and writers

    ▸ Requires deep analysis and application of text-based knowledge

    ▸ Encourages discussion about skills & strategies

    Here's why teachers love these novel units...

    ♥  This has helped me so much in teaching novels to my students this year. Other resources overwhelm students with too much vocabulary and literal comprehension questions but these slides give students one vocabulary word for each chapter and a grade-level higher-order comprehension skill to practice.  - Kristin P.

    I appreciate how this novel study has higher-order thinking skills compared to other ones I have seen that are just find the answer to the question. This is teaching my students to think. Love it! - Naomi S.

    I love the trifolds!!  The small sections for each day aren't intimidating, and my kids were successful.  There were many different ways to utilize - individual, partners, small or large groups.  I loved how reading strategies were spiraled throughout the trifolds and kids kept reviewing. - Laura E.

    Here's what homeschool families have to say about the novel studies...

    This was much better than other novel studies I found for the same book.  It wasn't overwhelming.  It didn't have a huge list of questions per chapter.  It was one activity to go with a chapter.  And I love that it includes graphic organizers. -Anne G.

    I purchased this resource for my son to use with his novel that I planned for our homeschool education. The last couple of years, I have really struggled to get him to work in his reading journals or to even get him to just discuss his reading with me. I came across your studies... It has literally CHANGED reading in our homeschool. He is reading more than ever without struggle but he is also completing the digital work for the chapters without issues and his responses have been's been a HUGE change and reading is one of his favorite parts of every day. Thank you SO much.  - Kristy D.

    I am a homeschool mom and my daughter is enjoying the book and I am loving that she is able to respond to the reading through various aspects and not just answering questions.  She is more engaged in her reading and asking more questions after she completes each task. - Terri B.


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