This novel study for Pictures of Hollis Woods includes chapter questions, a before reading activity, main idea and details activities, context clue activities, inferencing activities, writing prompts, and a review card game. Questions are text dependent and written specifically for this novel.
There are fourteen pages of chapter questions for this novel, Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff. Each page has eight questions including main idea and detail questions, context clue questions, and inferencing questions with space for students' answers. These can be used for interactive notebook pages or for chapter assessments of these important reading skills.
The three main idea and details activities include a character map for Hollis, a setting activity, and a sequence of events activity.
The two context clues pages include locating context clues to define words, choosing the best definitions, and defining vocabulary words.
The four inferencing activities include:
Making inferences from evidence
An inference chart about quotes from the story
Inferring character traits, and
The I Have . . .Who Has . . ? game is a fun whole class activity for reviewing details from the novel after reading.
The Easel Activity is ready to use with answer boxes for student responses. It includes all of the chapter questions and activity sheets. The printable card game is located in the PDF file.
This novel study supports a number of the Reading: Literature standards, especially those involving using text-based evidence, determining main ideas and details, using context clues, and making inferences.
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