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The War with Grandpa Novel Study Resource Guide

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The War with Grandpa Novel Study Resource Guide is full of no-prep literacy activities for students & helpful information for teachers. This novel study is comprehensive and will allow your students to have a meaningful book study experience with this Robert Kimmel Smith novel. This book showcases the struggle of how one must adjust to change and how it can be a blessing in the end (the boy wages war against his grandpa who just lost his beloved wife and must move in to boy's home and take over his room- the antics that ensue are hilarious).

Reading Level = 4.5 / Guided Reading Level = S


  • Chapter Summaries
  • Important Vocabulary
  • Discussion Questions
  • 3 Writing Assignments
  • 6 Quick Write Assignments
  • Mini Project (Rubric Included)
  • Assessment (Answer Key Included)

UPDATED 1/4/18: Formatting changes, additional planning and writing space

UPDATED 1/8/20: Assessment + Answer Key

UPDATED 10/5/20: Quick Write Assignments (cause/effect, problem/solution, predictions, reflection, author study)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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