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  • This is a comprehensive unit including a teacher overview, comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, writing prompts and additional 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.
  • [member-created document] This sample was made with the abcteach word search puzzle tool. Based on the Newbery Prize-winning novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
  • Review comprehension of Beverly Cleary's 1984 Newbery winner about a boy's correspondence with a real live author.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • [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".