Review homophones, possessive nouns, prepositional phrases, adjectives, verb forms and tense, subjects and predicates, punctuation, and compound and complex sentences along with this thought-provoking story. After the review and reading, your students can complete 12 panels to form a Dodecahedron (Bloom Ball) to display their writing.
is a fictional tale about a girl who ponders what it would be like to live forever. This award-winning book is available through Scholastic. There is a movie version of the story as well starring Sissy Spacek and William Hurt. Fabulous choice for a day you have to be out of your classroom for meetings!
These engaging exercises which employ students' understanding of the reading, encourage a second, more thorough reading and bring students back to the book! Avoid adding "random grammar" to a homework packet. Use these worksheets instead and make the grammar "stick." Then write about the story using the guided instructions on each panel. There are 15 to choose from including two which pertain to the movie version of this classic tale.
Included in this ZIP file:
CCSS-Aligned Outline of the Review and Dodecahedron (5 pages)
Grammar & Vocabulary Review (44 pages)
Answer Key (44 pages)
Dodecahedron (16 pages)
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to see the outline, the answer key for chapters 7-13, and a sample of the dodecahedron panels. Updated December 30, 2014.
How to use this product:
: Do a Read Aloud in class and assign a second, more careful reading with the worksheets for homework.
In Literature Circles
: Use it as an activity for those fast-finishers.
In your Emergency Substitute File
: A great use of your students' time when you have to be out of your classroom.
As Extra Credit
: Make the extra work you ask students to do count.
Before a Writing Assignment
: Use it to review how to proofread and connect ideas into well-written sentences.
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