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The Candy Corn Contest {Novel Study}

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2nd - 3rd
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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.

Learning Through Literature is a series designed to help you and your students get the most out of a popular children’s book.

Great for guided reading, small group instruction, or as a whole-group read aloud to your class. You will find plenty of ideas and resources to support your literacy program.

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A READER'S NOTEBOOK for The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff provides questions for each chapter.

VOCABULARY BUILDING includes vocabulary wall cards for class discussion and review.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES that tap into your student's creativity and writing opportunities.

Other titles in this series are 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 and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
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.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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.


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