Tight by Torrey Maldonado: Novel Workbook

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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23 pages
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> Chapter questions & vocab (w/ sketching)

> Graphic organizers

> Book review form

> Crossword puzzle

> Keys

> 11 vocab activities

> Vocabulary activities include sketching/doodling

> Novel-based crossword puzzle

> Book Review Form: This can be used for ANY book. A great resource all year/career long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and rate it.


> Three types of questions in every chapter:

  • Short Response (complete sentences not required)
  • Complete Response (complete sentences required)
  • True/False
  • Sketching

> Questions for every chapter - 108 questions

> "Complete Response" questions are great for discussion as they're often reflective/no wrong answer style to encourage independent thinking & interpretation.
> 13% of questions have no wrong answer: Open-ended to encourage reflection. They are open-ended to encourage reflection.

Example Chapter Questions

> Who disrespects Bryan’s Ma at school?

> List three reasons Bryan enjoys having Big Will as a friend.

> What does Bryan see in his reflection in the windows as he and Mike walk home?

> Mike apologizes to Bryan’s mother. He promises Bryan he won’t get him in trouble again. Take a moment, then make a prediction about what you think might happen next. Two+ sentence minimum

> There’s a simile on the last page of chapter 32. What is the whole sentence, including the simile?

> Why is Bryan mad at himself at the end of chapter 26?

> T /  F  Bryan is not 100% sure he wants to cut school.

> Why does Bryan wish he was like Luke Cage? Explain. Two+ sentence minimum


  • 3 character-based Venns
  • 2 detailed character-based organizers
  • 1 story mountain organizer

> Detailed character graphic organizers are specific to the text (not generic).
> Detailed character graphic organizers require close reading.
> 5Ws character graphic organizers are customized to the story. (Not generic.) Example entry provided.
> Two re-usables


<>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Reading comprehension questions are not all higher order thinking. Reflection questions encourage independent thinking - great for discussion. Roughly 7-8th grade level.

Purchase this resource for $2 LESS: Tight: Novel Workbook

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Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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