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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing {Novel Study & Art Project}

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3rd - 4th, Homeschool
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36 pages
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*Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was recently revised. Updates include Common Core State Standards, an answer key for the comprehension questions and improvements to the fonts/layout of the novel study packet.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a story about the life of a nine year old boy named Peter Hatcher and his annoying little brother Fudge. Peter is faced with constant challenges as his little brother is always getting into trouble.

My students LOVED this novel! While reading the book, one of my fourth graders told me that this is the funniest book he has ever read. Not only is this book tremendously witty, it is a quick read that every student can relate to personally.

Included in this novel study are:

*Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Novel Packet Cover
*Tell me a Story - Prediction
*Fact and Opinion
*The Big Winner Comprehension Questions
*Juicy-O for Everyone – Five Senses Descriptive Writing
*Mr. and Mrs. Juicy-o Comprehension Questions
*Eat it or Wear It! - Writing Prompts
*The Family Dog Comprehension Questions
*My Brother the Bird Summary
*Story Sequence Chain
*The Birthday Bash Think and Respond Questions
*Poetry Perfection
*Fang Hits Town Comprehension Questions
*Cause and Effect
*The Flying Train Committee Plot
*Two of a Kind - Character Similarities
*The T.V. Star Comprehension Questions
*Newspaper Reporter
*Another Rainy Day Quick Check
*Reading Connections - Text to Self Connections
*Fudge is a Character! - Art Project and Character Traits Analysis

In this unit, students will also draw a portrait of the character Fudge and analyze his character traits. The highlight of the project is showing the turtle in Fudge’s stomach!

This novel is included in a bundle called Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, BFG, Bunnicula, Island of the Blue Dolphins. This 161 page bundle is sold at an incredible discount and includes four novels.

If you enjoy the novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, please check out my activities for Superfudge {Novel Study, Accordion Book Project, & CCSS}.

Happy Learning,

Renee Smalley


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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