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  • Short-answer questions review comprehension of Tamora Pierce's popular fantasy novel.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • Thirty short answer comprehension questions to review Tamora Pierce's popular young adult novel from the "Song of the Lioness" quartet about a female knight. Suggested answers provided.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany E.L. Konigsburg's 1996 Newbery winner.
  • "When the two main characters initially meet, what is the source of conflict?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any romance book (from Jane Austen to Meg Cabot). An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • Short-answer comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and writing prompts to accompany Katherine Paterson's story of sorrow and friendship.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • Vocabulary, short answer, and essay questions to review the first book in Susan Cooper's popular "Dark Is Rising" series.
  • Comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany the Newbery-winning (1976) fourth book in Susan Cooper's "Dark Is Rising" series.
  • This is an 18 page comprehensive reading unit for the novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It includes comprehension questions as well as pre-and post-writing activities.

  • Use this page to divide portfolio categories or for a notebook cover.
  • Comprehension questions and short answer writing prompts to review Natalie Babbitt's popular story of a family that doesn't age.
  • A mini-unit, featuring comprehension questions and vocabulary builders, designed to enhance Karen Williams' book; perfect for integration into a "What does 'home' mean?" lesson.
  • Thoughtful short essay questions to get students started with Cynthia Rylant's 1993 Newbery-winning tale of grief and hope.
  • "Once upon a time there were Five Chinese Brothers and they all looked exactly alike..." Reinforce the vocabulary and review comprehension of Claire Huchet Bishop's retelling of a Chinese folktale.
  • Reading comprehension questions for each of the fifteen chapters in this book from the children's literature classic series "The Chronicles of Narnia". Includes answer sheet.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the book by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.
  • A fantastic supplemental unit for W.W. Jacob's tale of the horrible side of getting what you wish for. Creative interpretation, inference development, suspense analysis, and more.
  • Enhances the Martin Luther King, Jr. biography by Doreen Rappaport.
  • Comprehension questions to review Deborah Hopkinson's hisorical novel of a brave slave girl's map to freedom.
  • A very full twenty page unit, which can be used as a whole or in parts. Each act of the play is summarized in simple language; the most famous quotes ("Alas, poor Yorick!") are listed and explained; the story is related to its historical setting ("What is the Ptolemaic system?") and to modern times ("Label the map of Europe"); plus comprehension, vocabulary, and essay questions. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

  • This vocabulary enhancer works well with or without the book by Ruth Belov Gross about the life and times of George Washington.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review Mary E. Pearson's modern day "Romeo and Juliet". Includes character Venn, multiple choice and short essay questions, and more.
  • Enhances Christopher Paul Curtis's historical novel (winner of the Newbery Prize) with event sequencing and a cloze comprehension exercise.
  • An introduction to the famous Grimm brothers, the source of their stories and their motivations for collecting them, and a reflection on the stories' resonance today are all presented in this reading comprehension.
  • This unit takes a different approach to Grimm. Starting with a straight reading of six stories (available in one download on abcteach), the unit then addresses deeper meanings (What does Cinderella's shoe symbolize?), and finishes with a humorous approach (what would a social worker say about Hansel and Gretel?)
  • Worksheet for character understanding, chapter-by-chapter summary questions, comprehension questions, and writing prompts to go with Patricia MacLachlan's Newbery-winning tale of a woman who cares for a widower and his children in the turn-of-the-century midwest.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and writing prompts to accompany Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award-winning story of growing friendship and respect between two boys: a white settler and a Native American.
  • Comprehension questions review Gennifer Choldenko's Newbery Honor novel about a boy growing up on Alcatraz Island.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Marguerite De Angeli's story of medieval times. This unit includes a biography of the author, text-based math work, and more.
  • Comprehension questions to accompany Rodman Philbrick's popular novel about what happens when two people with limitations become one mighty person. This book was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany Louis Sachar's Newbery-winning (1999) novel of a camp that is not what it seems.
  • "In what ways does the setting of the movie differ from how it was presented in the book?" Many popular children's books are being made into films-- this list of questions helps students develop critical thinking skills while comparing the two media.
  • Vocabulary, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of growing up among pirates.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
  • The pages for this book unit include: 1 page of background information and suggested activities and discussion topics; a writing activity on moving to a new country; a writing activity about a time when you felt that you were different from others; an story boarding activity; a compare and contrast activity including Venn Diagram; templates for differentiated activities choices; and templates for rubrics and scoring student work; a word search and answer key. (11 pages)
  • This book unit is based on Dr. Seuss' book, The Sneetches. It addresses diversity, equality and tolerance. The unit includes comprehension questions, pre- and post-writing activities as well as a rhyming word lesson.

  • This book unit is based on Dr. Seuss' book, The Sneetches. It addresses diversity, equality and tolerance. The unit includes comprehension questions, as well as pre-and post- writing activities.

  • The Newbery-winning novel Hatchet (by Gary Paulsen) is a popular book, even among reluctant readers. Expand your reading with a chapter summary sheet, vocabulary expansion exercises, comprehension review, and MUCH more.
  • Reading comprehension questions for each of the seventeen chapters in this book from the children's literature classic series "The Chronicles of Narnia". The complete set is available on our member site. Includes answer sheet.