Stuart Little Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests

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This 117 page literature unit for Stuart Little, by E.B. White, contains comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative Common Core-aligned reading response activities, comprehension assessments, and much more!

You will find this book study user and student friendly. It contains a wide variety of question types, along with open-ended graphic organizers and unique activities, all carefully crafted for this particular story.

Focus standards include figurative language, setting, character analysis, theme, and plot.

This complete unit requires very little preparation on your part. Included is a unit map that lays everything out for you. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study!


1) Student Chapter Packet:
•Each section covers 2 chapters of the book and contains the following 6 parts.
→Quickwrite: Freewriting that warms up student brains before reading.
→2 sets of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Fill-in-the-blank questions.
→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 4 short answer questions.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
→Vocabulary: Practice with 3 chosen challenge words. Skills include definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and context clues.

2) 14 Common Core-aligned Reading Response activities that are specific to this novel:
•Questions and Answers
•Theme Thoughts
•Lessons Learned
•One Event: Three Effects
•Characters and Quotes
•Character Traits
•Missing Poster (Stuart version)
•Missing Poster (Margalo version)
•Setting: The Five Senses (Central Park Pond)
•Figurative Language
•The Cat and the Mouse
•Harriet's Story
•Life as a Mouse
•My Book Cover

3) 4 Common Core-aligned Reading Response activities that can be used with any text:
•Main Events
•Who's Your Favorite?
•You vs. Character
•Reading Strategy: Preview Walk

4) Culminating Project Options:
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Complete Vocabulary List:
•Organized by chapter and page number
•Comes with and without definitions
•Comes with and without the word in context
•Teacher copy and Student copy

6) Vocabulary Review Packet:
•2 pages of review for every 7-8 chapters
•Skills include context clues, sentence writing, dictionary skills, and more

7) Student Bookmarks:
•Use as references for plot, setting, and characters
•Attractive art and memorable quotes from the book

8) Vocabulary Cards:
•Use as flash cards, direct instruction tool, or to play games
•Cards include vocabulary words and definitions

9) Student Packet Covers:
•One each for Student Chapter Packet, Vocabulary Packet, and Activity Packet

10) Two 3-page assessments that test vocabulary and comprehension:
•Assessment #1-Chapters 1 through 7
•Assessment #2-Chapters 8 through 15
•Matching, multiple choice, and short answer

11) Unit Map, Table of Contents, and Teacher Instructions for easy navigation and planning:
•Outlines standards covered in each resource

12) Answer keys for everything

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→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please look at the links below.

For individual components of the complete novel study, click on the links below! Please note that the following listings ARE INCLUDED in this complete study.

Stuart Little Comprehension

Stuart Little Assessments

Stuart Little Activities

Stuart Little End of the Book Activities

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Stuart Little Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary,
Stuart Little Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary,
Stuart Little Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary,
Stuart Little Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary,