The Indian in the Cupboard Novel Study Unit: comprehension, activities, tests

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This novel study for The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks contains 135 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core activities, assessments, and more!

You will find that this study's layout is student-friendly, and that the questions and activities are easily adaptable for every learner. All Common Core activities have the Common Core code listed in the bottom corner, keeping both you and your students focused.

This is a well-rounded, no-prep novel study that will engage your students and sharpen their reading skills. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study.


1) Student Packet:
•Each section covers 1-2 chapters and contains the following 5 parts.
→Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing.
→Comprehension & Analysis: Short answer.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
→Vocabulary: An entire page of vocabulary work that focuses on 3 chosen words from the chapter. Includes dictionary skills, context clues, and more.

2) 10 Common Core Activities that are novel-specific:
•Compare and Contrast Characters: Little Bear and Boone
•Compare and Contrast Characters: Omri and Patrick
•One Event: Three Points of View
•Life as a Tiny Person
•Point of View: Boone
•Point of View: Little Bear
•Mystery Thoughts
•The Indian in the Cupboard: The Movie
•Informational Text with comprehension questions: The Iroquois

3) 5 Common Core Activities that can be used with any text:
•Chapter Highlights
•Scene Snapshots
•Character Traits
•Who's your Favorite?
•Figurative Language Find

4) Culminating Project Options:
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Complete Vocabulary List:
•Includes chapters, page numbers, and definitions

6) Assessments:
•2 comprehension assessments
•1 final vocabulary assessment
•Variety of question types

7) Bookmarks:
•Use as student reference
•Attractive art, book info, and memorable quotes

8) Easy planning:
•Tables of Contents
•Teacher instructions
•Common Core codes

9) Answer keys

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→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please look at the links below.

This complete novel study is the best value for your money, as it saves you nearly 20%! However, if you would like to purchase individual components of this novel study, please click on the following links. PLEASE NOTE: All of the following listings ARE INCLUDED in this product, meaning that if you buy this complete novel study, there is no need to also buy the below listings, or you will have duplicates!

The Indian in the Cupboard Assessments

The Indian in the Cupboard Comprehension

The Indian in the Cupboard Activities

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The Indian in the Cupboard Novel Study Unit: comprehension
The Indian in the Cupboard Novel Study Unit: comprehension
The Indian in the Cupboard Novel Study Unit: comprehension
The Indian in the Cupboard Novel Study Unit: comprehension
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