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A great Christmas read-aloud or guided reading novel:
For "The Last Holiday Concert", to get students grounded in the setting and characters, there is a reading comprehension worksheet for Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, with answers.
There are quizzes for the remaining chapters - as listed here:
Ch 3 & 4; Ch 5; Ch 6 & 7; Ch 8, 9 & 10 Ch 11 & 12; Ch 12 & 14; Ch 15, 16 & 17; Ch 18 to 21 All answers included.
Quizzes are composed of matching, true/false, multiple choice, problem/solution, fill in the blanks, and short written answers.
Starting with Chapter 3, as students read or listen to this novel, they will make journal entries about decisions the main character makes. A chart and bookmarks are included for this purpose.
Later that will serve as the basis of an essay for which a three page essay matrix handout is included. Explicit directions for paragraph construction are included on the matrix pages.
An instruction handout for the final draft lists specifications for font, size, margins, etc.
A "Choral Reading" is included, with student handout and teacher directions. I have added two puzzles for early finishers.
In addition, I have included a word search for the names in the novel as well as three pages of spelling puzzles and fill-ins, one page for each of the following sections:. Ch. 1 to 7; Ch. 8 to 14; Ch. 15 to 21.
Including reading, quizzes and the essay, these activities take about three weeks. The above spelling pages serve well as a spelling list for each of those three weeks.
Common Core ELA - RL 1,2,3,4,5,6,10 W 1,2,5,6,8,10
Please see Preview for four sample pages.
I also sell studies for these other Clements novels: