The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson: Literature Unit

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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209 pages
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200+ Page Common Core Aligned Literature Unit for The Great Gilly Hopkins!

The Great Gilly Hopkins Literature Unit Includes:

-Comprehension Packet (with Answer Key)
*This packet is organized by chapter. It features questions of all different levels, as well as several charts and drawing opportunities for students.
-41 Graphic Organizers
Alternative Ending
Author Study
Cause and Effect (2)
Characterization (4)
Comparisons (4)
Making Connections (3)
Main Events
Point of View
Problem and Solution
Setting (3)
Similes (3)
Summarizing (2)
Theme (2)
Compare and Contrast (The Great Gilly Hopkins & Bud, Not Buddy) (4)
- Vocabulary Packet (with Cut-Out Cards and Activity List)
-Journal Prompts (20)
-Events and Quotations (Cut-Out Cards with Activity List and Organizers)
-The Great Gilly Hopkins Book Test (with Answer Key)
Extended Response Writing Prompts (3)
- The Great Gilly Hopkins House Book Report (with Templates)
-List of Common Core Standards for The Great Gilly Hopkins Literature Unit

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Total Pages
209 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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