Smile Novel Study Unit - Digital and Printable-Common Core Aligned

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Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
40 pages
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This has been a great extension for the book. The students enjoy the questions and it is easy to use. I like that it can be printed or digital.
This has been such a popular book with my students, I had to use this resource to extend their thinking about this text. Brilliant.


A no prep, DIGITAL AND PRINTABLE ready to go novel unit for Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Includes chapter-by-chapter reader response questions, engaging journal prompts, character analysis work, lesson plans, answer key, and more!

If you are looking for the perfect summertime novel to inspire your upper elementary to middle school readers, Smile by Raina Telgemeier is a fun read.

This 40-page print and go novel unit includes:

• lesson plans for seamless implementation

• 8-pages of chapter by chapter reader response questions

• character analysis work

• 4-pages of context clue word work

• story map


• main character analysis

• post-reading journal prompts

• CCSS covered

• answer key

Summary of the novel:

Raina is working to navigate the trickiness that is adolescence. An accident causes her to lose her two front teeth and require countless dental procedures while also tackling the awkwardness that is middle and high school. Throughout the course of the story Raina discovers her artistic voice and figures out what true friendship really means.

Your students will zip through this high-interest graphic novel while working to consider that sometimes we have to deal with frustrating things in life, but those challenges will make us stronger and able to determine what is important in life.

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ELA Standards:

RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6

RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6

RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6

RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.6

W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4

Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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