This novel study bundle for Wilson Rawl's "Where the Red Fern Grows" includes a PowerPoint file to guide discussion, a printable student journal, AND a unit test! Students will practice characterization, imagery, compare/contrast, sequence of events, setting, theme, figurative language, inference, prediction, cause/effect, summarizing, and so much more!
The best part about the discussion guide is there is NO PRINTING involved. Save your copier allowance by simply displaying this on the screen and allowing students to take their own notes! While using the discussion guide, each chapter will take 30-40 minutes to complete, thus you receive at least 20 days of lesson plans!! This is a huge PowerPoint file (102 slides in all). My students used their interactive notebooks to take notes and record answers, but you can also do this on loose paper or create booklets for students if you are not a notebook user.
The journal prompts come on a 20 page PDF document with room on each page for your students to write. This was my students’ favorite part of the novel study! They are able to make real life connections with the plot and characters as well as practice common reading strategies.
Finally, the unit test is 28 questions including multiple choice, matching, and short answer responses. Students are asked to recall characters, recognize quotes, answer basic comprehension questions, and identify figurative language. The answer key is also included at the end of this document.
By following this study, students practice a variety of reading skills including characterization, imagery, compare/contrast, sequence of events, setting, theme, figurative language, inference, prediction, cause/effect, summarizing, and so much more! I used it at the end of the year to review reading concepts--super helpful for my class!
**The novel version I used is from the Yearling Classics series by Random House Publishing. You will not need this version in order to complete this study. Only chapter numbers (no page #s) are used for reference.**
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Where the Red Fern Grows Discussion Guide—102 Page PowerPoint!
Where the Red Fern Grows Student Journal—40 Journal Prompts!
Where the Red Fern Grows Unit Test