The Lightning Thief Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocab, activities, tests

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This book study for The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, contains 207 pages of resources, including comprehension by chapter, vocabulary, Common Core activities, assessments, and more!

Focus standards include character analysis, theme, figurative language, setting analysis, point of view, 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 code listed in the bottom corner, keeping both you and your students focused.

Perfect for whole classes, small groups, or even individuals, this is a well-rounded, no-prep literature unit that will engage your students and sharpen their reading skills.


♥BONUS digital version included, which works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching color versions of all resources.

♥Use paper or digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!


1) Student Packet
•Each section covers 1-2 chapters and contains the following 6 parts.
→Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing.
→Standards Focus: An activity focused on literary skills.
→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) 18 Common Core Activities that are novel-specific
•Umbrella Themes
•Comic Strip: Mrs. Dodds
•Tower of Terror (focus on obstacles)
•Compare and Contrast Percy and Annabeth
•Wanted Poster
•The Monsters of the Lightning Thief
•Gods and Goddesses
•Immortal Cards Project
•Settings and Emotions
•Similes Version 1
•Similes Version 2
•Figurative Language
•Point of View: Ares
•Mystery Thoughts
•The Lightning Thief: The Movie
•What is Your Power of Choice?
•Informational article with comprehension questions: The Big Three

3) 9 Common Core Activities that can be used with any text
•Chapter Highlights
•Character Traits
•Character Changes
•Setting Analysis Wheel
•Setting Snapshot
•Setting: The Five Senses
•Who's your Favorite?
•Figurative Language Find
•My Book Review

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
•List comes with and without definitions
•3 focus words for every chapter

6) Assessments
•Comprehension Assessment #1-Chapters 1 to 11
•Comprehension Assessment #2: Chapters 12 to 22

7) Student Reference Bookmarks
•Two-sided bookmarks include memorable quotes and attractive art

8) Easy planning
•Table of Contents
•Teacher instructions

9) Student Packet Cover
•Use for booklets or as divider

10) 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.

NOTE: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Then, upon purchasing, you will receive a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.

This complete novel study is the best value for your money, as you would save 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. The following links are for PAPER versions only.

The Lightning Thief: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

The Lightning Thief: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

The Lightning Thief: Reading Response Activities and Projects

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The Lightning Thief Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocab
The Lightning Thief Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocab
The Lightning Thief Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocab
The Lightning Thief Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocab