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This is a novel unit created to cover many of the Common Core Standards for grades 4-8.
The following items are included in this product:
(1) A PDF file of the unit
Also to help you teach some of the lessons for the unit, I included:
(2) A 23-slide PowerPoint on Figurative Language which includes a quiz
(3) A 42-slide PowerPoint on Literary Elements which includes quizzes
Table of Contents for the PDF File:
Literature Circle Roles:
Handout of Story Elements
Information About the Book
Main Idea and Textual Evidence
Fun with Figurative Language
Vocabulary List and Chapter Notes for this book
Activity for Thought: A Great Beginning
Nouns: Common, Proper; Singular and Plural; Abstract and Concrete
Words, Words, Words!
Subjects and Predicates
Point of View: How important is it?
The Power of Inference: The Educated Guess
Comparison and Contrast
Antagonist, Protagonist, Mood, and a character
A Letter to a character
Main Idea and Details
Character Event and Picture
Create a Bookmarker
Who? What? Where? When? Why?
Analyzing a character
Characters with Character!
Clauses, Simple Sentences, Complex Sentences, Compound Sentences, and
Compound Complex Sentences
Describing a character
Subjects and Predicates and Summary
A Change of Scenery
After Reading Activities:
Favorite Part of this book
A Good Ending?
An Example of the Theme of a Story
Identifying the Theme
Final Open Book Test for this book
Story Elements Quiz
Answers to Story Elements Quiz
Answers to Grammar Activities
Rubrics for Writing Activities
Answers for: Clauses, Simple Sentences, Complex Sentences, Compound Sentences, and Compound Complex Sentences.
Answers for Grammar Activities and Other Activities with Specific Answers