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  • Combining critical thinking and comprehension skills with a strong student-driven approach to the different types of intelligence, this double unit is a fantastic enhancement for Daniel Keyes' modern classic tale of intelligence gained and lost. This is one of many book lessons on our member site.
  • Reinforces vocabulary and comprehension for Bonnie Pryor's story of 300 years of history.
  • Short-answer questions to review comprehension of the haunting Cynthia Rylant novel.
  • Reading comprehension questions for each of the chapters in this book from the children's literature classic series "The Chronicles of Narnia". Includes answer sheet.
  • "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.
  • Vocabulary unscramble, word search, crossword, multiple choice and short answer comprehension questions, and writing prompts to go with Roald Dahl's 1961 classic about the adventures of James and his insect friends in a runaway giant peach.
  • This vocabulary enhancer works well with or without the book by Ruth Belov Gross about the life and times of George Washington.
  • The texts for six of Grimm's stories (The Frog King, Bearskin, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, King Thrushbeard, and Cinderella), translated into English from the original German. Available to accompany our "Grimm Stories" unit, or just for entertaining reading.
  • Review comprehension of William Armstrong's 1970 Newbery winning story of a loyal coon dog and a boy's transition to adulthood.
  • 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.
  • Short-answer comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and writing prompts to accompany Katherine Paterson's story of sorrow and friendship.
  • 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.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • Use this page to divide portfolio categories or for a notebook cover.
  • This five page book unit builds vocabulary and comprehension skills via the book by Mir Tamim Ansary. The unit can be used without the book, as well.
  • Straightforward reading comprehension questions and a character quiz to review Avi's historical fiction tale of a girl who taught her classmates.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Review some of the more difficult vocabulary from the 2004 Newbery winner, organized by chapters.
  • Knowledge, comprehension, application (word problems), analysis, synthesis, and evaluation questions to review the 2004 Newbery winner by Kate DiCamillo.
  • One page of comprehension questions and one page of character analysis to help reinforce understanding of Kristina Gregory's tale of early American history.
  • Enhances Christopher Paul Curtis's historical novel (winner of the Newbery Prize) with event sequencing and a cloze comprehension exercise.
  • Review comprehension of Deborah and James Howes' popular story of a rabbit that is a vampire... or is it?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reading comprehension questions to review Karen Cushman's Newbery Honor-winning story of a young woman coming of age in the Middle Ages.
  • This fantastic unit guides students through one of America's best loved stories and offers the opportunity for a deeper understanding of Mark Twain's classic. Chapter-by-chapter work on vocabulary, setting, history, and other relevant topics; news writing; comprehension review, short answer questions and essay prompts for the whole book... and more!
  • Review Walter Dean Myer's story of a World War II soldier, from the "My Name is America" series. Includes story sequencing, multiple choice comprehension questions, grammar review, and more. Common Core:ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • 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.
  • A reading comprehension biography about Dickens, followed by activities like "Write Your Own Christmas Carol" and "Match the Quote to the Book" and more.
  • 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.

  • Word unscramble exercise for vocabulary found in Cynthia Kadohata's popular Newbery Medal winning story. One of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • Review comprehension of Elaine Marie Alphin's story of a boy whose summer vacation is changed when he meets the ghost of a Civil War soldier his own age.
  • "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.
  • Reading Dicken's classic? Enhance the reading with this unit, featuring vocabulary builders, comprehension questions, and more.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the Helen Frost book.