The Candy Corn Contest {Novel Study}

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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27 pages
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This is a book companion unit for The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff

* Comprehension questions for each chapter

* Vocabulary and word work lessons

* Extension activities to provide additional engagement with the story.

Candy Corn Contest book unit is ideal for guided reading groups, small group instruction, or as a supplement for your whole-group read aloud.

You will find plenty of ideas and resources to support your literacy program.

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Other Novel Studies available:

Donavan's Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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