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, and writing prompts.
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
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.
Also see more novel study assignments here.
For specific reading skills, see Task Cards
and Informational Text
From Classroom in the Middle