The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson is a low prep novel study for 5th/6th grade students. This Great Gilly Hopkins product includes a wide variety of reading comprehension activities. The book provides many opportunities to discuss acceptance, tolerance, and the meaning of family and home.
CCSS 5th grade
Sample Pacing Chart to Organize and Plan Daily Activities
Reading Comprehension Questions
Write a school report from Gilly's previous school (inference activity)
Identify alliteration and similes
Compare/contrast Miss Harris and Gilly (Venn diagram)
Re-write Gilly's letter to her mom and identify hyperbole
Read for detail and draw Mr. Randolph's tie based on text evidence
Chore chart integrated money math activity page
Parts of a Story
Final letter from Gilly writing activity
**Teacher notes, sample, or answer keys provided for all handouts except the vocabulary lists**
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Literature Unit, Novel Study, Reading Groups, Book Study, Newbery