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The House of Dies Drear, a 250 page/slide Common-Core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by Virginia Hamilton. It can be used with or without Google Drive (Paperless OR Print and Go) This guide can be used as a Print and Go, but also utilizes Google Docs for the Chapter Questions, Google Slides with Movable Parts for Story Elements and Grammar, and Self-Grading Assessments through Socrative for the Vocabulary Quizzes, all Chapter Quizzes, and the Final Test. This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. This guide is loaded with high rigor activities and assessments. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.
The House of Dies Drear Interactive Notebook - Digital for Google Classroom
Vocabulary through Quizlet.com
Chapter Questions for All Nineteen Chapters through Google Docs
Colorful Story Element Activities through Interactive Google Slides with Movable Parts
Self-Grading Digital Tests Through Socrative:
Vocabulary Quiz 1 - 8 Questions
Vocabulary Quiz 2 - 8 Questions
Chapters 1 - 4 Quiz - 25+ questions
Chapters 5 - 9 Quiz - 25+ questions
Chapters 10 -14 Quiz - 25+ questions
Chapters 15 - 19 Quiz - 25+ questions
The House of Dies Drear Test (Final Test) - 40 Questions
Grammar Activities through Google Slides with Movable Parts (Bonus!)
BUYER NOTE - Although there are PLENTY of paperless Google activities in this bundle, the tests are paperless and self-grading through Socrative.com. Socrative is a FREE online site where teachers can launch quizzes which are self-grading. Teachers simply sign up with a user name and password, and then are able to launch the self-grading tests in this unit. They can even edit them to suit their needs in Socrative.
Included in this Print and Go Literature Guide:
The House of Dies Drear Poster Set - coloring pages for bulletin boards
How to Use This Guide
Sample Day by Day 5 week Calendar Schedule
Google Classroom Instructions
Introductory and Informational Materials:
The Common Core Standards
Biography on Virginia Hamilton
Informational Quiz on Virginia Hamilton Biography
Answer Key for Virginia Hamilton Biography Quiz
Interactive (online) Resources Youtube, Kahoot It
Reading Informational Common Core Standards
Digital House Tour Project for The House of Dies Drear .
Clue Log for Reading The House of Dies Drear
Plot Summary (for teacher)
Reading Comprehension Questions (to be written on separate paper)
Reading Comprehension Questions (fill in the blanks)
Chapter Questions Coordinate with Weekly Assessments
Answer Key for Reading Comprehension Questions
Vocabulary Words, Definitions, and Links to Electronic Flashcards and Games
Answer Keys to Vocabulary Quizzes
Answer Keys to Spelling Quizzes
Speaking and Listening Skills:
(This is NOT Readers' Theatre. This product does NOT contain a play. The activity involves using the dialogue provided in the novel.)
-Aligns with Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards
Reading Literature Assessments:
Quiz Chapters 1 - 4 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 1 - 4
Quiz Chapters 5 - 9 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 5 - 9
Quiz Chapters 10 - 14 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 10 - 14.
Quiz Chapters 15 - 19 (multiple choice)
Answer Key for Quiz Chapters 15 - 19
Final Test (multiple choice/matching)
Answer Key Final Test
- Quizzes/Final Test Align with Reading Literature Common Core Standards (individually per question)
Skill Building Activities and Worksheets
Elements of Plot Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Figurative Language Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
The Elements of a Story Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Types of Sentences Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Types of Irony Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Point of View Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Smiley-Face Tricks Writing Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Open-ended Response Writing Activity and Rubrics
Expository (Persuasive) Essay Writing Project and Rubrics
Narrative Writing Project and Rubrics
-Aligns with Writing Common Core Standards
The Eight Parts of Speech Grammar Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Direct Objects and Indirect Objects Activity – Definitions/Worksheet/Answer Key
Aligns with Language Common Core Standards
******* Included with the Google Drive Option:*************
7 interactive movable Google Slides for The House of Dies Drear (story elements)
(to be used over and over again)
19 paperless Google Doc pages for Chapter Questions
ANSWER KEYS for both Google sets
43 interactive Google Slides for The 8 Parts of Speech
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Great for Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, iPads, or a learning management system. Go paperless!
Learn about The House of Dies Drear using interactive technology! This product is great for 1:1 learning, but can also be used as teacher lead activities.
What kind of resource is this?
--These are original educational technology and learning materials delivered by web based file sharing services, which operates in the internet cloud and allows you and your students to access, edit, and print files from any computer or mobile device. Don’t worry – it is VERY user friendly!
--Teacher Tutorial – includes the access link and how to use it in your classroom.
-- Microsoft OneDrive users can seamlessly use the digital interactive notebook by following the MS OneDrive step-by-step visual tutorial. This will only take minutes!
Other novel guides with Google Drive option for use in Google Classroom include The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Bud, Not Buddy, Sounder, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:
Reading Literature RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5., RL.6, RL.7, RL.8, RL.9, RL.10
Reading Informational RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.4, RI.5., RI.6, RI.7, RI.8, RI.9, RI.10
Writing W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.9
Speaking and Listening SL.1A, SL.1B, SL.1C, SL.1D, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6
Language L.1A, L.1B, L.1C, L.1D, L.1E, L.6.4A, L.6.4B, L.6.4D, L.6.5A, L.6.5B, L.6.5C, L.6.5D
Skills tested include but are not limited to:
point of view
types of conflict
cause and effect
If you like this, you may be interested in our HUGE African-American Novel Study Bundle, for Black History Month, or any time of the year:
Includes: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Bud, Not Buddy, The House of Dies Drear, and Sounder.
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