The Castle in the Attic Novel Study Digital + Printable Book Unit

Gay Miller
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This unit contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 5-6. Choose between printable activities or go paperless with digital resources that are compatible with Google Classroom. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts with organizers for planning, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all three versions of The Castle in the Attic Book Unit to determine which best fits your teaching style. This is Version #1.

Version #1 - The Castle in the Attic Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + Boom Learning Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 – The Castle in the Attic Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 – The Castle in the Attic Abridged Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

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This packet includes the following:


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· 8 Vocabulary/Comprehension Decks

Activities for Google Slides

· Constructed Response Questions

· 9 Lessons for Writing an Informative Essay

Lesson Plans at a Glance



• Vocabulary List (17 Focus Words)
• Vocabulary Bookmarks
• Vocabulary Word Cards
• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (12 Page Booklet)
• Vocabulary Test


8 Comprehension Checks consisting of Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks, and Short Answer


11 Constructed Writing Questions/Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Skill Practice/ Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

• Vocabulary
o Vocabulary List including pronunciation, definitions, and sample sentences from the text
o Printable Vocabulary Practice Pages
o Vocabulary Test

• Comprehension – A comprehension quiz is included for each two chapters which includes:
o multiple choice questions which require students to recall details from the chapters
o multiple choice higher level thinking questions such as sequencing, main idea, plot development, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting, theme, understanding vocabulary, interpreting literary devices, etc.
o Constructive response questions aligned with Common Core Standards are included. Each of these contains a graphic organizer to help students plan their responses.

• English Lessons (Writing an Informative Essay)
o Lesson 1 – Citations (Creating a Bibliography)
o Lesson 2 - Taking Notes
o Lesson 3 – Outlining
o Lesson 4 – Topic Sentences
o Lesson 5 – Supporting or Detail Sentences
o Lesson 6 – Staying on Topic
o Lesson 7 – Concluding Sentences
o Lesson 8 – Writing and Introduction and Conclusion
o Lesson 9 – Title, Headings, Illustrations, and Graphics

• Activities
o Middle Ages Vocabulary
o Castle Cake
o Tapestry
o Janus Medal

Answer keys for each practice page is included.

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Total Pages
170 + Boom Learning Decks + Activities for Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., “Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]”).
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]”).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.


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