The House of Dies Drear Novel Study Unit

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Free up your time with The House of Dies Drear, a 160 page Common-Core aligned Complete Literature Guide for the novel by Virginia Hamilton. This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The calendar guide explains the skills and activities for the day, and the weekly assessments are Common Core aligned and include all answer keys. Each quiz and test question is matched and labeled with the exact common core standard. These questions go BEYOND basic understanding and hit the high rigor teachers are looking for, and other literature guides do not provide. The Table of Contents makes finding information quick and easy. This guide is loaded with high rigor activities and assessments. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.

Included in this Literature Guide:

How to Use This Guide
Sample Day by Day 5 week Calendar Schedule

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

Character List

Vocabulary/Spelling Development:
Vocabulary Words, Definitions, and Links to Electronic Flashcards and Games
Vocabulary Quizzes
Answer Keys to Vocabulary Quizzes
Spelling Quizzes
Answer Keys to Spelling Quizzes

Speaking and Listening Skills:
Dialogue Reading
-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

Writing Skills:
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

Grammar Skills:
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 

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
main idea

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Teaching Duration
2 Months

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The House of Dies Drear Novel Study Unit
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The House of Dies Drear Novel Study Unit
The House of Dies Drear Novel Study Unit
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