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  • Comprehension and vocabulary questions and writing prompts to review Karen Hesse's Newbery-winning (1998) free verse novel about a girl growing up in the 1934 Dust Bowl. The book is great for exploring the personal side of American history and for learning about free verse... this unit is great for checking comprehension and understanding.
  • Katherine Paterson's Newbery-winning story of friendship and loss is reviewed in this unit, which includes comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and writing prompts.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany E.L. Konigsburg's 1996 Newbery winner.
  • Vocabulary review, geography, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Karen Hesse's touching story, told via a Jewish girl's letters to her cousin as she moves across Europe in an effort to emigrate to America.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Laura Amy Schlitz's Newbery winning (2008) story of young people in a medieval village.
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension, vocabulary, and writing questions to accompany Sid Fleischman's 1987 Newbery winner.
  • Questions to review characters and comprehension in Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • Comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Lis Lowry's Newbery winning (1994) dystopian coming-of-age story.
  • Reading comprehension, activities, and an approach to writing elements such as narrator/audience, character traits, and foreshadowing, that will help your students go beyond the plot as readers and develop their own writing skills. Includes information on Michelangelo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This 16 page super unit is a perfect enhancement to E.L. Konigsburg's Newberry Medal Winner.

  • 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.