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  • 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.

  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • From "Bob Cratchit" to "wealthy". These vocabulary building word strips with a picture of Scrooge at his desk are great for word walls. Use for sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice. Enhances vocabulary in the Charles Dickens classic.
  • Comprehension questions review Gennifer Choldenko's Newbery Honor novel about a boy growing up on Alcatraz Island.
  • Review some of the more difficult vocabulary from the 2004 Newbery winner, organized by chapters.
  • Review comprehension of Deborah and James Howes' popular story of a rabbit that is a vampire... or is it?
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Vocabulary and comprehension exercises enhance the book by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.
  • Knowledge, comprehension, application (word problems), analysis, synthesis, and evaluation questions to review the 2004 Newbery winner by Kate DiCamillo.
  • 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.
  • Questions to review characters and comprehension in Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • 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.
  • 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 vocabulary work to enhance Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • 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.
  • Review comprehension of Beverly Cleary's 1984 Newbery winner about a boy's correspondence with a real live author.
  • Comprehension questions and short answer writing prompts to review Natalie Babbitt's popular story of a family that doesn't age.
  • Enhances Christopher Paul Curtis's historical novel (winner of the Newbery Prize) with event sequencing and a cloze comprehension exercise.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • This vocabulary enhancer works well with or without the book by Ruth Belov Gross about the life and times of George Washington.
  • Enhance Pearl S. Buck's story of a Japanese tsunami with vocabulary review comprehension questions and creative writing prompts.
  • 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?)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Comprehension questions to review Deborah Hopkinson's hisorical novel of a brave slave girl's map to freedom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension review of the popular Newbery honor book by Kate DiCamillo about a Florida town, a lonely girl, and the stray dog that changes everything. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • A reading comprehension biography about Dickens, followed by activities like "Write Your Own Christmas Carol" and "Match the Quote to the Book" and more.
  • Reading Dicken's classic? Enhance the reading with this unit, featuring vocabulary builders, comprehension questions, and more.
  • "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.
  • 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.