This comprehensive, 150-page novel study includes everything you need to guide your students through a rich and meaningful study of Kelly Barnhill’s Newbery-winning The Girl Who Drank the Moon. The novel study breaks the book into twelve sections with about 30 pages of reading per section. Novel Study includes:
These guides ask students to analyze elements of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution) as well as other story elements (point-of-view, perspective, characterization) as they read through the book. There are 12 guides total, each covers about 30 pages of reading.
Figurative Language Analysis
These pages include examples of figurative language from the text for students to analyze. Students classify the figurative language by type, then explain its literal meaning. There are 2 pages per section, with 12 sections total. A blank template of this page is also available so that students can choose their own examples of figurative language from the text.
Vocabulary Resource and Practice
Sixteen vocabulary words have been chosen for each of the twelve sections. There are three formats of vocabulary resources/activities:
—Vocabulary Help Sheet: Here each vocabulary word is simply defined. This can be used to scaffold student’s reading of the text.
—Vocabulary without Definitions: These pages have space for students to find and write the definitions of the chosen vocabulary words.
—Vocabulary Application: Here students are asked to use vocabulary words in a sentence, paying special attention to the part of speech.
Assessments: 12 Quizzes & 1 Final Test
—Twelve quizzes are provided, one for each section (about 30 pages of reading). The quizzes are 10 questions long, built according to the common core and are challenging. These quizzes go BEYOND RECALL and assess student understanding of concepts such as characterization, plot development, word analysis, author’s craft, etc. Students are not asked to simply remember the text but to analyze it. The questions are multiple choice. An answer key and student answer sheets are provided.
—A final test which asks students to analyze the text as a whole is also provided. A key and answer sheet are provided.
Six graphic organizers help your students engage in meaningful analysis of the text:
—Plot Diagram: Students chart the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution of the story (2 pages).
—Character/Storyline Analysis: Students choose two characters and analyze each of their story lines. Students then compare and contrast the two characters/storylines (3 pages).
—Character Roles: Students determine which characters fulfill common character roles (hero, villain, guide etc.).
—Figurative Language Analysis: A blank template for students to record and analyze figurative language from the text.
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