This is a SAMPLE of my full novel study for Wilson Rawl's Where the Red Fern Grows. Easy to follow and NO PREP!! You will receive a PowerPoint file to guide discussion for chapters 1-2. You’ll also receive the student journal for chapters 1-2 AND a sample of the unit test!
While using the discussion guide, each chapter will take 30-40 minutes to complete. 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 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 sample test is the first page of my 28 question test. The full test includes 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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