The Best Halloween Ever Novel Study: comprehension, vocab, activities, tests

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This 97 page book study for The Best Halloween Ever, by Barbara Robinson, contains comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative Common Core-aligned reading response activities, assessments, and much more!

You will find this unit to be teacher 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 setting, character analysis, theme, opinion writing, 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 1-2 chapters of the book and contains the following 6 parts.
→Quickwrite: Freewriting that warms up student brains before reading.
→Vocabulary: Practice for 3 new words per chapter.
→True/False, Fill in the Blank, or Sequencing: 1 set for each chapter.
→Standards Focus: an activity built around a Reading Literature standard.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 3 short or long answer questions.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 16 Common Core-aligned Reading Response activities
•Theme Thoughts
•A Series of Mysterious Events
•Cause and Effect
•Questions and Answers
•Character Traits
•Reading Highlights
•Wanted! Poster
•Tree Map: Characters
•Character Cube
•Halloween Night at Woodrow Wilson
•Setting: The Five Senses and My Illustration
•Imogene's Story
•My Book Cover
•Would You Rather...?
•EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
•My Spooky Tale

3) Anchor Posters
•Setting poster in color and b/w

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

6) Vocabulary Review Packet
•2 pages of review for every 4-5 chapters
•Skills include context clues, sentence writing, dictionary skills, and more

7) Vocabulary Word Wall Cards
•Full color with illustration
•Each card has word, part of speech, and definition
•Use for display, direct instruction, and vocabulary practice

8) Vocabulary Flash Cards
•Use for drilling or playing games
•Black and white printables

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

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

11) Assessments
•Test vocabulary and comprehension
•Matching, multiple choice, and short answer

12) Easy planning
•Unit Map
•Table of Contents
•Teacher Instructions

13) 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.

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This complete novel study is the best value for your money, as it saves you over 15%. However, if you would like individual components out of this complete novel study, click on the links below! Please note that the following listings ARE INCLUDED in this complete study.

The Best Halloween Ever: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

The Best Halloween Ever: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

The Best Halloween Ever: Reading Response Activities and Projects

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The Best Halloween Ever Novel Study: comprehension, vocab,
The Best Halloween Ever Novel Study: comprehension, vocab,
The Best Halloween Ever Novel Study: comprehension, vocab,
The Best Halloween Ever Novel Study: comprehension, vocab,