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The Whipping Boy: A Creative, Common Core Novel Study

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Comprehensive and complete Common Core aligned unit! This 78-page novel study includes spelling and vocabulary; quizzes for all chapters; comprehension and discussion questions; reading response journal prompts; and creative cross-curricular activities and response projects to demonstrate student understanding. Appealing pages and templates complement this humorous story by Sid Fleischman about an unlikely friendship between a prince and his whipping boy. This novel would fit nicely with a unit on medieval times or the Middle Ages.

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-Printing instructions (Use most recent Adobe Reader.)
-Table of Contents
-Suggested Use printables for all activities
-Spelling and Vocabulary Activities
----Spelling/Vocabulary Lists
----Chapters 1-8 Spelling/Vocabulary Definitions WS
----Chapters 1-8 Spelling/Vocabulary Context Clues WS
----Chapters 1-8 Spelling/Vocabulary Test
----Chapters 9-12 Spelling/Vocabulary Definitions WS
----Chapters 9-12 Spelling/Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
----Chapters 9-12 Spelling/Vocabulary Test
----Chapters 13-20 Spelling/Vocabulary Definitions WS
----Chapters 13-20 Spelling/Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
----Chapters 13-20 Spelling/Vocabulary Test
-Quizzes with Keys
----Chapters 1-4 Quiz
----Chapters 5-8 Quiz
----Chapters 9-12 Quiz
----Chapters 13-16 Quiz
----Chapters 17-20 Quiz
-Comprehension/Discussion Questions with Key (Chapters 1-20)
-Reading Response Journal
----Journal Page Template
----Prompts (Chapters 1-20) (Narrative, Opinion, Expository Writing)
-Cross-Curricular Activities with Answer Keys and Response Projects
----Searching for Similes WS (Figurative Language)
----Cause and Effect WS (Cause and Effect)
----Silly-Sounding Slang (Vocabulary and Parts of Speech)
----Doing Sums (and Other Math) (Multiplication, Division, Fractions)
----Response Project: Wanted Posters (Character Analysis)
----Response Project: Character Report Card (Character Analysis)
----Response Project: Storyboard (Main Events, Sequencing)
----Response Project: Newspaper Article (Research, Expository Writing)
----Cumulative Activity: Compare/Contrast Writing Assignment (Expository Writing)
----Cumulative Activity: Venn Diagram
----Cumulative Activity: Rubric

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These products from the unit are also for sale individually:

Spelling and Vocabulary Activities

Comprehension Quizzes

Comprehension and Discussion Questions

Reading Response Journal Prompts and Page Template

Reading Activities and Response Projects

Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!

key words: whipping boy, Sid Fleischman, Common Core, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, questions, discussion, journal, projects, reading, activities, cause and effect, characters, sequence, compare and contrast, writing, medieval, Middle Ages
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