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  • 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!
  • Short-answer questions review comprehension of Tamora Pierce's popular fantasy novel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
  • Vocabulary, short answer, and essay questions to review the first book in Susan Cooper's popular "Dark Is Rising" series.
  • 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.
  • Students read a classic short story of generosity and gluttony, then research and discuss health issues from the story and their own lives. A cornucopia of science, literature, and writing ideas, ideal for middle school or advanced upper elementary.
  • Agatha Christie's classic mystery unfolds with this unit, which includes pre-reading questions, sequencing practice, tests, and much more.
  • 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.
  • Short-answer questions to review comprehension of the haunting Cynthia Rylant novel.
  • This unit is built on the vocabulary presented in the first of the "Series of Unfortunate Events". Students fill in the vocabulary as defined in the book, and then verify the meanings against dictionary definitions.
  • 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.
  • Comprehension questions to review Deborah Hopkinson's hisorical novel of a brave slave girl's map to freedom.
  • Knowledge, comprehension, application (word problems), analysis, synthesis, and evaluation questions to review the 2005 Newbery winner by Cynthia Kadohata.
  • 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.
  • Chapter-by-chapter questions review comprehension of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery winner about a girl growing up (and not fitting in) in 1680s Puritan America.

  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany Richard Peck's Newbery-winning (2000) novel about a Chicago girl who spends a year of the Depression with her intimidating grandmother in a rural town.
  • A reading comprehension biography about Dickens, followed by activities like "Write Your Own Christmas Carol" and "Match the Quote to the Book" and more.
  • 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 Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • Comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany the Newbery-winning (1976) fourth book in Susan Cooper's "Dark Is Rising" series.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Straightforward reading comprehension questions and a character quiz to review Avi's historical fiction tale of a girl who taught her classmates.
  • 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.
  • Comprehension questions review Gennifer Choldenko's Newbery Honor novel about a boy growing up on Alcatraz Island.
  • Review comprehension of William Armstrong's 1970 Newbery winning story of a loyal coon dog and a boy's transition to adulthood.
  • 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 Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Comprehension questions and short answer writing prompts to review Natalie Babbitt's popular story of a family that doesn't age.
  • 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.