This unit is intended to help take your students through the novel, The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. I have broken the novel up into 5 sections, each that can be made into a small packet. The packet includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, and reading or language skills to go with the section.
After the first 3 sections of the book, I have included 2 versions of a quiz for Chapters 1-19. This can allow you to assess your students’ understanding of the story and key vocabulary. The 2nd version (V.2) of the quiz is aimed toward students who are reading at a lower level, are ELL, or have specific accommodations that may include shorter questions, etc. The quiz contains fewer vocabulary words and questions, along with fewer multiple answers to choose from.
At the end of the unit, there is a final test (2 versions again) to check your students’ overall comprehension of the story.
There are also a few activities that can be done in isolation from the packets or can be included in a packet (Personification, Compare/Contrast, and Character Organizers)
Activities area aligned to 4th and 5th grade Common Core reading standards.
All answer keys are provided .