This comprehensive novel study is centered around E.B. White's classic children's book, The Trumpet of the Swan. This can be used as a whole-group novel study, or given to students to use in Literature Circles. They can complete all activities independently, or with a collaborative learning community.
This 50+ page pack will contain everything you need to encourage your students to respond critically, make connections, and have their comprehension supported through fun, engaging written activities.
This packet includes:
-Student Booklet covers in color and black and white
-A "Before You Read..." activity to build schema and make predictions
-7 Comprehension Checks (every 3 chapters)
-7 Vocabulary building activities (every 3 chapters)
-2 Fact vs Opinion activities
-2 Cause and Effect activities
-2 Poetry activities
-4 Summarizing activities
-1 Character description bubble map
-1 Visualizing activity
-2 Sequencing activities
-1 Final "Book Review" form
AND 84 Discussion Question cards that can also be used as journal prompts! These discussion questions are fantastic for supporting comprehension, but also for fostering connections between the student and the text.
Answer keys are also included for necessary activities, great for a literature circle if you are not able to read the book with them!
(c) Elizabeth Van Der Ploeg 2016