Gregor the Overlander {By the Author of The Hunger Games}
Gregor the Overland Novel Study

Like many of you, I love the Hunger Games! After reading the trilogy, I found myself craving more literature by Suzanne Collins. Immediately, I started researching Suzanne Collins and discovered that before she wrote the Hunger Games, she wrote a series for children called the Underland Chronicles. Being a fourth grade teacher, I thought, “This is perfect!” That weekend I purchased Gregor the Overlander and I was instantly hooked!

Gregor the Overlander is the story of an eleven year old boy who follows his little sister through a metal grate in their laundry room in New York City. Similar to Alice in Wonderland, Gregor and his sister plummet to a magical land filled with adventure.

My students LOVED this novel! While reading the book, one of my kiddos asked me why I always stop at the good parts. I explained that I simply stop at the end of the chapter each day.

This lesson includes thirty two printables focusing on reading and writing skills. Included in this novel study are:

*Making a Mind Movie
*Awesome Readers Ask Questions
*What Brings you Joy?-Writing Prompt
*Regalia Setting Map
*Define It
*Letter to Gregor
*Cause and Effect
*Inferring with Text Clues
*Author’s Purpose
*Similes and Metaphors
*Label the Nouns
*Main Idea and Details
*Reading Connections
*Gregor Saves the Day- Writing Prompt
*Ripred the Rat Attribute Web
*Character Traits
*Acrostic Poem
*Compare and Contrast
*It Reminds Me of
*Vocabulary Study
*Evolving Characters
*Heart of the Story-Theme
*Theme Story Quilt
*Drawing Conclusions

Happy Learning!

Renee Smalley
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Created: Aug 20, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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