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The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley: Printable + Digital Novel Study

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
  • Activity
63 pages
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This is a Printable + Digital novel study! It can be used for Distance Learning!

Use this novel study in any or all of these ways! Maybe some of your students need a digital version and some need a paper version. If that's the case, we've got you covered!

Option 1: Print it out

Option 2: Use as a TpT Digital Activity

Option 3: Use through Google Slides with a custom link, (instructions found on the 2nd page of the pdf novel study)

With both digital options, students can type within pre-formatted text boxes.

Note: If using either of the digital versions, you may choose not to assign the draw prompts to your students.

This product also includes the PDF printable version with the answer key.

"The Great Good Thing" novel study workbook allows your students to answer a variety of fun and engaging questions! Your students will love answering the True and False, Multiple Choice, Opinion, and Draw prompts!

Use the draw prompts for younger grades and the write prompts for older grades, or let them choose!

"The Great Good Thing" is a unique and challenging novel. If your students are looking for something different and imaginative, this novel is a great choice!

"The Great Good Thing" workbook includes:

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension Questions with writing space under each question
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Draw or Write sections
  • True & False Questions
  • Opinion Questions
  • Literary Device Sections
  • Making Inferences
  • Matching Sections
  • Plot Diagram
  • End of Novel Test
  • Answers to all sections excluding Opinion Questions (PDF Version Only)
  • 53 pages (not including answer pages)

For younger grades, you may want to have students complete the plot diagram in groups or partners, as this is a challenging activity.


You can assemble this workbook in many ways: as a coil bound book, placed into a 3-ring binder, stapled, or you can hand it out one page or chapter-section at a time. It is recommended to print this double-sided to save paper.

Print in colour or black & white.


If you need support with the digital version, or something isn't working as it should, please email sisandchrys@gmail.com. We are always willing to help out!

Total Pages
63 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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