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  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the book by Helen Frost.
  • 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

  • "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.
  • 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.

  • Review the more challenging vocabulary in the book, both in context and by dictionary definition. Arranged by chapter. This lesson includes a detailed answer sheet. A complete set of "The Chronicles of Narnia" lessons is available on our member site.
  • "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.
  • "What tasks must the hero accomplish?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any fantasy/adventure book. An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • 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.
  • Comprehension questions review Gennifer Choldenko's Newbery Honor novel about a boy growing up on Alcatraz Island.