The Westing Game Novel Study Unit is a 45-page, two component resource for teaching Ellen Raskin's 1979 Newbery Medal Winner.
First is a series of objective tests (multiple choice, true/false, yes/no, matching style) for checking student comprehension. The questions, which cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and a whole book test, are written to draw attention to plot sequence, cause and effect, character traits and motivations, story clues, implied meaning, etc.
The questions do not require story interpretation, but instead build a knowledge base for progression to the higher level thinking skills.
The Westing Game Objective Tests can be put to use as whole-class discussion guides, small group or independent reading guides, homework study guides, and conferencing tools in addition to, or in lieu of, their function as comprehension checks.
These tests are a reliable resource for managing reading programs that involves the use of multiple titles in one classroom.
Thinking and Writing Skills
The second component, Something to Think About, Something to Write About, addresses higher level thinking skills. This section contains open-ended prompts, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, in a variety of difficulty levels to accommodate the needs of individual students, including the gifted.
Many of these items align with CCSS and other standards for English Language Arts.
Answer keys for the objective tests are provided.
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The Westing Game Whole Book Test, taken from this file, can be purchased separately.
The Westing Game Whole Book Test
Westing Game Whole Book Test