The Witches Reading - Comprehension Guide - Literature Unit

The Witches Reading - Comprehension Guide - Literature Unit

The Witches is a book by Roald Dahl. This book is at a 4.7 reading level, based off the Accelerated Reader scale. Teacher duration I listed as 2 weeks, but it really depends on your students and how in-depth you have them study the book. I am using this in a 5th grade classroom, but would easily work for 4th and perhaps 6th grade. This product will save you HOURS if not DAYS of time. Included in this document are 62 pages. I have divided the book into 11 sections. There are 8-10 comprehension questions and a vocabulary page for each section. In addition, excluding the 1st and 11th section, each section has a co-curricular or cross-curricular activity (including math, writing, poetry, language, art, technology). There are 2 pre-reading activities and 4 post-reading activities as well. Also included: 10-page teacher's key! Each comprehension question includes the page number where the answer can be found (based off the Scholastic 2007 edition, blue cover). My students, while finding some parts of the book disturbing, are really enjoying this. I am excited to share this with you and hope you will notify me if you find any mistakes so that I may fix them. I appreciate your input! Have a wonderful week! Susanna Yust 5th Grade Please be aware of what is appropriate for your students. Post-reading Activity #3 is over the Salem Witch Trials. I teach 5th grade and this ties in with our social studies unit, but do some research before you assign this activity. You may also want to screen the websites and give them one specific one where they can find the information.
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Who Was Anne Frank? by Ann Abramson Literature Unit

Who Was Anne Frank? by Ann Abramson Literature Unit

his is a set of questions I created for a 5th grade reading group. This book has an Accelerated Reading level of 4.6 and is worth 1.0 points. I tried to create a more computer and graphic savvy look using Pages on an Apple Macbook. Each chapter has 5 questions, including higher-level thinking questions and activating student's knowledge using context clues and drawing pictures (in some of the chapters). The easiest way I found to use this with my students was to print out the entire packet. However, please be aware if you have a high ELL population, you may benefit from doing the vocabulary pages prior to reading the chapters and completing the comprehension questions. In total, this unit took me 13 hours to compile!! I hope that you enjoy it! This book is an excellent introduction to the horrors of World War II without being too overbearing for 4th and 5th grade. It could also be used for a 6th grade student who is struggling. This unit will likely take you 2 weeks, 3 at the most, depending on how in depth you want to take the book. It is an easy read. Have a great year! Susanna Yust
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Shadow by Michael Morpurgo - Literature Unit - Reading Comprehension Guide

Shadow by Michael Morpurgo - Literature Unit - Reading Comprehension Guide

Shadow is a book by Michael Morpurgo. This book is at a 4.9 reading level, based off the Accelerated Reader scale. I designed this unit based on 5th grade standards, however, the pages are easily adaptable and you can pick and choose which ones are relevant for your class and the level of your students. This product took approximately 35 hours to compile. It is broken into 5 sections. Each section includes at least one page of the following: reading comprehension, vocabulary, cross-curricular, and co-curricular activities. Some of the skills addressed in this unit are: Researching Genre Author Study Point of View Compare and Contrast History of Monopoly Compiling and Interpreting Data Idioms Geography Synonyms & Antonyms Physical Education Descriptive Writing Social Studies: Seeking Asylum Setting Science: The Water Cycle Determining Theme Persuasive Writing Government Perimeter Also included: 12-page teacher's key! Each comprehension question includes the page number where the answer can be found based on the Scholastic edition that was printed in November 2012. Also included: 50 Vocabulary Word Wall cards I am excited to share this with you and hope you will notify me if you find any mistakes so that I may fix them. I appreciate your input! Have a wonderful week! Susanna Yust
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My Teacher is an Alien Reading  - Literature Unit - Comprehension Guide

My Teacher is an Alien Reading - Literature Unit - Comprehension Guide

My Teacher is an Alien is a book by Bruce Coville. This book is at a 5.3 reading level, based off the Accelerated Reader scale. This product took me weeks to finish. Included in this document are 36 pages: 4 pages for each of the six sections plus more! There are pre-reading and post reading activities as well. Each section includes: 2 pages of comprehension questions, 1 page of vocabulary work (presented in several different ways), and 1 page with cocurricular objective (language elements, writing, etc) or cross-curricular objective (math, art, social studies, music, etc). Also included: 4-page teacher's key! Each comprehension question includes the page number where the answer can be found based on the 2005 Scholastic Edition. At the end of this unit, I had my small group create an electronic timeline using and online program called biteslide.com. It is similar to PowerPoint, but has an easier process for finding and placing pictures. This group easily retold the ENTIRE story through their presentation. Enjoy! Have a wonderful week! Susanna Yust
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Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice Literature Unit

Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice Literature Unit

Wild Life is by Cynthia DeFelice, an author arguably best known for her work, The Missing Manatee. This book is at a 5.5 reading level, based off the Accelerated Reader scale. This product took many weeks of work and includes 62 pages in total. Page 1 is the title page followed by 4 pre-reading activities and a table of contents. Each section includes: 2 pages of comprehension questions, 1 page of vocabulary work (presented in several different ways), and 1 page that is cross or co-curricular. Total content pages including pre-reading and post-reading activities: 44 pages. Teacher's key: 16 pages. I used this used with a small group and they enjoyed it, even the girls I had placed in the group. I had a farm kid in this group who did a great job of providing background knowledge and experiences to help his group better understand the story. I had an excellent time preparing this unit and I hope you will notify me if you find any mistakes so that I may fix them. I appreciate your input! Have a wonderful week! Susanna Yust 5th Grade
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The Gold Cadillac Reading Comprehension Guide & Literature Unit

The Gold Cadillac Reading Comprehension Guide & Literature Unit

The Gold Cadillac is a book by Mildred D. Taylor. This book is at a 4.1 reading level, based off the Accelerated Reader scale. This product took me many LONG days to finish. Included in this document are 18 pages: a title page, a table of contents, 2 pages of comprehension questions for each section (I divided it into 2 sections), 1 vocabulary page for each section, 1 co- or cross-curricular activity for each section, 1 pre-reading activity, 3 post-reading activities, and 3 pages for the teacher's key. Each comprehension question includes the page number where the answer can be found, based on the Scholastic Edition printed in 1999. I had several students read this book on their own and they LOVED it! Therefore, I decided it was time to use it with a small group. I am excited to share this with you and hope you will notify me if you find any mistakes so that I may fix them. I appreciate your input! Have a wonderful week! Susanna Yust 5th Grade
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A Pocketful of Goobers - George Washington - Comprehension Guide

A Pocketful of Goobers - George Washington - Comprehension Guide

This products contains questions for all five chapters and starts off with a 10-word page to be used (or not) at your discretion. Thereafter, each chapter has 10 questions, including some cloze problems, a few multiple choice, and some higher-level application questions mixed in, for a total of 50 questions. There are also a few literary elements addressed in a couple chapters (irony, idioms). Invested time: 4.5 hours Your students will love this book. The Accelerated Reading level is 5.0 and is worth 1.0 points. The teacher's key includes the answers and page numbers where the answers are found in light gray (with the exception of questions with broad answers where the students need to apply knowledge of the entire book). Enjoy and have a great week! Susanna Yust
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Brian's Return - Reading Comprehension Guide - Literature Circle Unit

Brian's Return - Reading Comprehension Guide - Literature Circle Unit

Brian's Return is a book by Gary Paulsen. This book is at a 5.5 reading level, based off the Accelerated Reader scale. This product took me weeks to finish. Included in this document are 54 pages: 3 pages for each chapter. Now, the chapters themselves are fairly short, so I would suggest you choose one or two pages to use per chapter. Each chapter includes: 1 page of comprehension questions, 1 page of vocabulary work (presented in several different ways), and 1 page with a puzzle, cocurricular objective (language elements, writing, etc) or cross-curricular objective (math, art, social studies, music, etc). Also included: 22-page teacher's key! Each comprehension question includes the page number where the answer can be found. My students thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am excited to share this with you and hope you will notify me if you find any mistakes so that I may fix them. I appreciate your input! Have a wonderful week! ~ Wife Teacher Mom
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My Life As a Book - Literature Unit - Reading Groups - Book Study

My Life As a Book - Literature Unit - Reading Groups - Book Study

My Life as a Book is by Janet Tashjian with cartoons by Jake Tashjian. This book is at a 5.3 reading level, based off the Accelerated Reader scale. This product took three weeks to complete. Included in this document are 42 pages. Pages 1 & 2 are the title page and the Table of Contents. Each section includes: 2 pages of comprehension questions, 2 pages of vocabulary work (presented in several different ways), and 1 page that is cross or co-curricular. Total content pages: 28. Teacher's key: 8 pages. Of ALL the books we have read this year, this has been my students' favorite! Looking at the cover, you may think there isn't much content in this book. However, there is LOTS of content... it is up to you, the teacher, to pull the content and life lessons to be learned that are hidden throughout the book. Derek is a boy that is relatable to any student in the 4th, 5th, or even 6th grade. I am excited to share this with you and hope you will notify me if you find any mistakes so that I may fix them. I appreciate your input! Have a wonderful week! Susanna Yust
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Bundle 4th - 6th grade Reading Comprehension Units - Literature Circles

Bundle 4th - 6th grade Reading Comprehension Units - Literature Circles

This resource combines ALL of my available Reading Comprehension Units. These units were designed for 5th grade students, but can be modified based upon reading ability. Each unit is built using ELA standards and most include cross and co-curricular activities to use before, during, and after reading the story. Books included are: ~Brian's Return ~A Pocketful of Goobers ~The Gold Cadillac ~Wild Life ~The Witches ~Shadow ~My Teacher Is An Alien ~My Life As a Book ~Who Was Anne Frank More resources will be added as they are completed and uploaded to TES. Have a great week! Susanna Yust @ TheWifeTeacherMom
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