The Witches Novel Unit

The Witches Novel Unit
The Witches Novel Unit
The Witches Novel Unit
The Witches Novel Unit
The Witches Novel Unit
The Witches Novel Unit
The Witches Novel Unit
The Witches Novel Unit
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This is a novel unit for the book "The Witches" by Roald Dahl. For each set of chapters, students will complete 3 comprehension questions of varying difficulty, an activity with 4 vocabulary words, and 1 activity which incorporates reading strategies and writing. The file also includes a folder cover, student bookmarks, a story elements page, a book/movie comparison sheet, and a bonus writing activity.

The book is divided into 11 sections. One page has the questions and vocabulary, and the activity is on the back. Activities are as follows:
1. Chapters 1-2: All About Grandmamma (Character traits/emotions/change)
2. Chapters 3-4: Witch/Regular Woman Venn Diagram (Compare/Contrast based on text evidence)
3. Chapters 5-6: All About the Boy (Character traits/emotions/change)
4. Chapters 7-8: A Grand High Disguise (Visualization)
5. Chapters 9-10: Lost Child (Bruno Jenkins Missing Child Poster)
6. Chapters 11-12: Cause and Effect
7. Chapters 13-14: Make the Best of It! (Connections/Writing)
8. Chapters 15-16: The Mouse-Burglar (Visualization)
9. Chapters 17-18: Plan B (response to text)
10. Chapters 19-20: The Way I See It (Point of View)
11. Chapters 21-22: Extra, Extra! Read All About It! (Response to text)


This unit gives you lots of flexibility. I have used it with 3rd graders a couple of different years. Below are some suggestions for use:
*Print it all out and staple it into a folder for each student with the cover on front
*It can be modified for slower workers or students that are pulled for part of the day by giving them just the question page or just the activity each day.
*Allow students who have finished all of the work to watch the movie after you complete the book. There is a venn diagram to compare/contrast the book and movie included in this packet.
*This can be completed in 12 days. I generally take a few "catch-up" days and stretch it out to 3 complete weeks.

Enjoy your adventures with Roald Dahl!

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By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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40 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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