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  • Enhances Christopher Paul Curtis's historical novel (winner of the Newbery Prize) with event sequencing and a cloze comprehension exercise.
  • 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.
  • A list of challenging vocabulary from Avi's popular medieval novel (winner of the Newbery Prize), for review or study. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • 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.
  • [member-created with abctools] Find the words from "farm" to "Wilbur" in this spider-shaped puzzle based on the E.B. White classic, "Charlotte's Web".
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.