The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide

The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
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The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars

The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide
This 40-page resource for teaching Betsy Byars' 1971 Newbery Winner has two components.

The Summer of the Swans Objective Tests
The series of objective tests check for basic story comprehension The quizzes (multiple choice, true/false, yes/no, matching style) cover the novel chapter-by-chapter and as a whole book test.

The questions are written to draw attention to plot sequence, cause and effect, character traits and motivation, story clues, and implied meaning. Awareness of the facts is the targeted goal. Students will need to read the material carefully and thoroughly in order for them to score well on these quizzes.

These tests do not require story interpretation nor do they address elements of literature. Instead, they build a strong foundation for progression to the higher level thinking skills.

The Summer of the Swans Objective tests may also be put to use (in lieu of or in addition to their function as comprehension checks) as whole class discussion guides, small-group reading guides, homework study guides, and conferencing tools. They are reliable progress indicators for independent reading.

Full answer keys are included.

The Summer of the Swans Thinking and Writing Skills
The second section, Something to Think About, Something to Write About addresses the higher level thinking skills of Bloom's Taxonomy.

These pages contain open-ended prompts for each chapter and for whole book study. A variety of difficulty levels accommodates the needs of individual students, including gifted.

This section also includes a graphic organizer for dynamic/static character analysis.

These items align to numerous CCSS and international standards for ELA.

Download the free preview pages for a closer look.


The Summer of the Swans Novel Study Teaching Guide components and the Whole Book Test (matching-style questions) may be purchased separately.

The Summer of the Swans Objective Tests
The Summer of the Swans Objective Tests

The Summer of the Swans Thinking and Writing Skills
Summer of the Swans Thinking and Writing Skills

The Summer of the Swans Whole Book Test
Summer of the Swans Whole Book Test
Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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