Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The BFG, Bunnicula, Island of the Blue Dolphins

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This product is a 181 page bundle of four classic fiction novels. In this unit, students will be exposed to realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery.

The following books are included in this product: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The BFG, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and Bunnicula.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
29 Page Novel Study

*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
*Postcard
*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

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
49 Page Novel Study

*29 Pages of Comprehension Questions with an Answer Key
*Research Pocket Folder: Three Focus Areas

1. The True Story Behind the Island of the Blue Dolphins
* Background Information on Juana Maria, the Lone Woman of
San Nicolas Island
- Photograph of Karana (Juana Maria)
- Map and Photograph of San Nicolas Island
- Discovery of Juana Maria
- Life after Being Rescued
- Death of Juana Maria

2. Life on the San Nicolas Island
* Island of the Blue Dolphin Picture Dictionary - 12 Page Mini
Book
* Letter to Ulape – Writing Activity

3. My “Ohana” Island Art Project
- Ohana is Hawaiian for family.

The BFG by Roald Dahl
52 Page Novel Study

*Reading Comprehension Questions for Every Chapter- 24 Pages
*Character Analysis
*Make a Prediction
*Fantasy vs. Realism
*Sequence
*Compare and Contrast
*KWHL- The Giants
*Tasty Treats- Match the Country with Taste
*Summary
*Beginning, Middle, and End
*Plot
*Visualization
*Story Map
*My Least Favorite Food
*Story Strip Sequencer
*Context Clues
*Main Idea
*Dream Big- Writing Prompt
*One Look is Worth a Thousand Words- Character Description
*What are my Questions
*Newspaper Article
*Thought Bubbles
*Drawing Conclusions
*The BFG Book Recommendation

This highlight of this product is a tremendously fun Dodecahedron Puzzle & Book Project. A dodecahedron is any polyhedron with twelve flat faces. Students will complete twelve reading and writing extension activities for the novel The BFG and then construct the dodecahedron by solving a puzzle!

Dodecahedron Puzzle & Book Project
*Cause and Effect
*Fact and Opinion
*Draw the Vocabulary Word
*Novel Award – Writing Prompt
*Visualizing
*Giant Country – Five Senses
*Character Birthday Present – Writing Prompt
*Biopoem - Sophie
*Character Traits – BFG and Fleshlumpeater
*A Character Like Me
*Life Lesson – Story Message
*Book Sequel – Writing Prompt

Bunnicula by James Howe
31 Page Novel Study

*The Arrival Questions
*I Can See It! Vocabulary Illustrations
*Character Description
*Music in the Night Questions
*Vocabulary Match Up
*And the Genre of Bunnicula Is?
*Some Unusual Goings-On Questions
*Define It
*Tips for Solving a Mystery
*A Cat Prepares Questions
*Word Work
*The Mark of the Vampire - Detective Skills
*Vampires
*Chester Goes into His Act Questions
*Fill It In
*Story Map
*Harold Helps Out Questions
*Break it Down
*An Original Scene
*A New Friend in Need Questions
*Vocabulary Multiple Choice
*Timeline of Events
*Disaster in the Dinning Room Questions
*Vocabulary Study
*Protagonist, Antagonist, and Minor Characters
*All’s Well That Ends Well Questions
*Funniest Moment

Happy Learning!
Total Pages
181
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The BFG, Bunnicula, Islan
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, The BFG, Bunnicula, Islan