Rules Novel Study: vocabulary, comprehension, writing, skills [Cynthia Lord]

Gay Miller
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This unit contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 4-5. Choose between printable activities or go paperless with digital resources that are compatible with Google Classroom. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts with organizers for planning, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all three versions of Rules Book Units to determine which best fits your teaching style. This is Version #1.

Version #1 - Rules Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + Boom Learning Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 - Rules Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 - Rules Abridged Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

Please check out the detailed preview of this unit.

This packet includes the following:


Boom Learning

· 11 Vocabulary/Comprehension Decks

· 2 Homophone Practice

· Context Clues

· Sentence or Fragment

· Adjectives and Adverbs

Activities for Google Slides

· Constructed Response Questions

· Context Clues

· Figurative Language

· Writing a Descriptive Paragraph


Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List (22 focus words)

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (12 page booklet)

• Vocabulary Test


• 11 Comprehension Quizzes with Multiple Choice, Sequencing, Matching, and Short Answer


• 15 Constructed Response Writing Questions/Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Language Arts and Reading Skills

Troublesome Words

• To/Too/Two Organizer and Practice

• There/Their/They’re Organizer and Practice

Context Clues

• Context Clues Organizers

• Context Clues Task Cards

Descriptive Writing (Vivid Imagery)

• Complete Sentences and Sentence Fragments

• Correcting Run-on Sentences

• Expanding Short Sentences with Adjectives and Adverbs Organizer

• Limiting and Descriptive Adjectives Organizer

• Adjective and Adverb Practice

• What is Vivid Imagery?

• Comparing and Evaluating Literature for Vivid Imagery

• Figurative Language Organizers & Response Cards

• Writing Using Vivid Imagery

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Total Pages
220 Printable + Boom Learning Decks + Activities for Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).


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