The Castle in the Attic and Ella Enchanted Book Units Bundled contain lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 4 – 6. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructive response questions, and lessons on writing informational texts.
You will find the following in this unit plan:
o Vocabulary List including pronunciation, definitions, and sample sentences from the text
o Printable Vocabulary Practice Pages
o Vocabulary Test
• Comprehension Quizzes
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 Paragraph)
The skill practice is based on Middle Ages topics (castles, knights, Magna Carta, King Arthur, etc.) and not book specific, so you can use the skill pages with either book, teamed with the two books, or as a unit all unto itself.
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
o Middle Ages Vocabulary
o Castle Cake
o Janus Medal
o Making necklaces
o Creature drawings
o Making scrolls & berry ink
o Medieval hats
Answer keys for each practice page are included.