This novel unit was designed to improve students' reading comprehension, inferential thinking, and writing skills. Common core state standards are met throughout the unit.
This unit works well with classroom discussion groups, and it can be used as an independent study. Savvy is a terrific touching tale that captures the reader's attention from start to finish.
The novel study unit is divided into two sections. The first part includes nine lessons, a vocabulary study guide, and a test. The second part includes eight lessons, a vocabulary study guide, and a test. Each lesson starts with vocabulary words, parts of speech, and definitions so the students can build their vocabulary. Next, varied questions challenge the readers to analyze the novel before writing thorough responses. This leads to in depth discussions. The study guide requires the students to use context clues as they write sentences that relate to the novel. Each test includes matching vocabulary, character quotes, multiple choice questions, true and false statements, and an essay response. Answer keys are included.