The Indian in the Cupboard {Questions & Reading/Writing Activities}

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3rd - 4th
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The Indian in the Cupboard is an enchanting novel about a boy named Omri who receives an old white medicine cabinet on his ninth birthday. The adventures begin when Omri places a plastic toy American Indian inside the cabinet and turns a key making the figurine come alive. Omri is faced with many exciting escapades as he learns that taking care of a miniature person is not an easy task.

This classic fantasy will be a hit in your classroom as your students learn about responsibility, love, and friendship.

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent:  5.9
Lexile Measure: 780L
Guided Reading:  R

This lesson features clipart/fonts from Lettering Delights, Scrappin Doodles, and Clip Art by Carrie. It includes 35 printables focusing on comprehension questions and reading/writing extension activities. Included in this novel study are:

Comprehension Questions for every Chapter – 16 Pages total
Answer Key for Comprehension Questions

Novel Prediction based on Table of Contents
Five Point Summary Star
KWL Chart – Iroquois Indians
Examining Dialogue in Text
Reading Connections
The Magic Cupboard - Writing Prompt
Word Theatre
Design a Tepee
Native American Symbols
Alphabet Brainstorm
Mood in Literature
Imagery and Senses
Internal and External Conflict
A Pocket Conversation – Writing Prompt
Character Analysis
Picture Perfect – Visualization Sketch
Similarities and Differences
Understanding Theme

This novel is included in a bundle called Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Matilda, Number the Stars, & More. This 217 page bundle includes four novels sold at an incredible discount.


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