Sounder Novel Study Unit

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Free up your time with Sounder, a 100 page common-core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by William H. Armstrong. This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The Calendar explains the skills and activities for the day, and the weekly assessments are Common Core aligned and include all answer keys. Each quiz and test question is matched and labeled with the exact Common Core standard. These questions go BEYOND basic understanding and hit the high rigor teachers are looking for, and other literature guides do not provide. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. This guide is loaded with high rigor activities and assessments. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.

Included in this Literature Guide:

How to Use This Guide
Sample Day by Day 4 week Calendar Schedule

Introductory and Informational Materials:
Biography on the author, William H. Armstrong
Links to background videos
-Aligns with Reading Informational Common-Core Standards
Plot Summary (for teacher)
-Chapter by chapter questions for all eight chapters!

Sounder Vocabulary Development:
Vocabulary Words, Definitions, and Links to Electronic Flashcards and Games
Sounder Vocabulary Quiz
Answer Key to Vocabulary Quiz
Sounder Spelling Quiz
Answer Key to Spelling Quiz

Speaking and Listening Skills:
Dialogue Reading
-Aligns with Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards

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Reading Literature Assessments:
Sounder Quiz Chapters 1 - 3 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 1- 3
Sounder Quiz Chapters 4 - 6
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 4 - 6
Sounder Quiz Chapters 7 - 8
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 7 - 8
Sounder Final Test (multiple choice/matching)
Answer Key Final Test
- Quizzes/Final Test Align with Reading Literature Common Core


Skill Building Activities and Worksheets:
Elements of Plot Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Figurative Language Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
The Elements of a Story Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Ans. Key
The Types of Sentences - Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key

Writing Skills:
Smiley-Face Tricks Writing Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/An Key
Open-ended Response Writing Activity and Rubrics
Expository (Persuasive) Essay Writing Project and Rubrics
Narrative Writing Project and Rubrics
-Aligns with Writing Common Core Standards

Grammar Skills:
The Eight Parts of Speech Grammar Activity Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Direct and Indirect Objects Activity
Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Aligns with Language Common Core Standards

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
Reading Literature RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5., RL.6, RL.7, RL.8, RL.9, RL.10
Reading Informational RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5., RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10
Writing W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.9
Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6
Language L.1A, L.1B, L.1C, L.1D, L.1E, L.6.4A, L.6.4B, L.6.4D, L.6.5A, L.6.5B, L.6.5C, L.6.5D

Skills tested include but are not limited to:
recall
inferences
predictions
point of view
theme
plot
types of conflict
cause and effect
summarizing
main idea

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A+ Literature Guides are made by a language arts teacher with 28 years of experience teaching language arts, as well as 12 years of experience writing state and national assessments that align with common core standards.
Total Pages
98
Answer Key
Included with Rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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