Why this is a great resource:
-Only 7-8 pieces of paper per student. Way less copying than most novel resources. Copy the workbooks once, and you’re done for the rest of the unit! (unless you use the half-page rubrics :0)
-Workbook format keeps down the clutter of paperwork. Trust me.
-The questions are correlated to Common Core BUT are not all boring test-type questions. Students will be able to have good discussions about the chapters and will actually have to think about the novel. :0)
-Almost every chapter has an extra activity in the form of journal prompts, opinion essays, and research topics. Integrates reading and writing standards. Rubrics included for the research projects.
-Puzzles using vocabulary words at the end for the early finishers.
-Very explicit answer key for the teacher.
-Since the chapters are not long or difficult to read, this book lends itself to “close reading” where students read the material more than once in order to gain a better understanding of what they read.
-I taught this book for five years when I taught fifth grade and I had five periods of language arts. So I’ve taught it 25 times and I still find things I didn’t see before and like this book more every time I read it. I’ve had students cheer and cry over this book. They have always loved it!
**To copy: keep all pages facing up and alternate the top of one page to the bottom of the next page.