A comprehensive, engaging novel study for Susin Nielsen's "Word Nerd." This literature unit consists of more that 45 motivating activities including graphic organizers and comprehension exercises guaranteed to promote understanding and student engagement before, during and after reading. Answer keys are also provided. Please do not have your students do every single activity, or this novel will take you all year to complete! Instead, choose the ones are relevant to curricular standards and your students' needs and interests.
This novel study has been designed to include all aspects of reading including predicting, inferring, comprehending, synthesizing and summarizing. Activities include, but are not limited to: pre-reading research, character attribute web, making connections, descriptive writing, pros and cons, writing similes, fact versus opinion, sequencing and transition words and many more. Please check the Table of Contents in the "Free Preview" for a complete list of all pages in the novel study.