Two Degrees Novel Study [Alan Gratz] Digital + Printable Book Unit

Gay Miller
Grade Levels
5th - 6th
Resource Type
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
300 Printable Pages + Boom Learning Decks + Google Slides
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Are you looking for an all-in-one unit to teach Two Degrees by Alan Gratz? Look no further. This comprehensive digital + printable novel study includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts, and skill practice aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades 5 – 6.


This novel study includes links to digital resources. Boom Learning is used for multiple-choice, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank questions such as comprehension questions and vocabulary practice.

Activities that require more open-ended responses may be found in Google Slides. This includes all the writing prompts with organizers for students to plan responses.


Lesson Plans at a Glance


  • Vocabulary List (34 focus words)
  • Vocabulary Bookmarks
  • Vocabulary Word Cards
  • Vocabulary Practice Booklet (20-page booklet)
  • Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing

  • 13 Comprehension Quizzes with multiple choice, sequencing, matching, and short answer questions
  • 14 Constructed Response Writing Questions


  1. Simile and Metaphor - Video Lesson with Organizer and Practice
  2. Personification - Video Lesson with Organizer and Practice
  3. Vivid Imagery [Using Sensory Details in Writing]
  4. A Photograph in Words
  5. Show, Don’t Tell
  6. Vivid Verbs
  7. Vivid Adjectives and Adverbs
  8. Point of View - Video Lesson with Organizer and Practice
  9. Review of Descriptive Writing- Video Lesson with Organizer
  10. Descriptive Writing Practice
  11. Writing Descriptive Passages
  12. Editing Passages
  13. Prefix COM-/CON- Video Lesson with Organizer, Practice, and
    Hex Game
  14. Suffix -AGE- Video Lesson with Organizer, Practice, and
    Dots and Boxes Game

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Total Pages
300 Printable Pages + Boom Learning Decks + Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.


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