This bundlednovel study forAbsolutely Normal Chaosby Sharon Creechis designed to guide your lesson plans for your next book unit. With targeted comprehension questions and vocabulary available in print & Google Slides, your readers will love the daily routine that this novel study builds without all the overwhelm that comes with traditional literature units.
This standards-aligned novel unit is designed to take three weeks (15 days) and is perfect for book groups, whole-class novel studies, or even to spark conversation and help monitor comprehension during a read-aloud.
Your download includes:
✔Daily comprehension prompts in 3 formats for differentiation
Foldable trifold brochures
Cut & paste journal prompts for interactive notebooks
✔Weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary
✔ Easy-to-follow directions for printing & prep
✔ Instructional planning guide
1) Student comprehension practice (up to 15 instructional days)
Each day's work focuses on a single standards-based comprehension skill
Short, written responses include opportunities to apply thinking to text
Designed with reluctant and struggling learners in mind
Built-in graphic organizers to support skill acquisition
Approachable questions help make connections & start conversations
No boring multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank questions!
Available in both printable trifolds, reading journal prompts, and Google Slides
2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:
Generating asummaryof key events
Identifyingpoint of view andits implications for the reader
Inferring & drawing conclusionsto deepen understanding of plot
Analyzingauthor's craft -including voice and organization
Examiningcharacter traitsthrough plot
Exploring theauthor's use of word choice and figurative language& its impact on the reader
And so much more!
3) Text-based & academic vocabulary
One target word identified for each day's reading
A flexible foldable format allows for the study and application of new vocabulary
Opportunities to make connections to academic vocabulary for daily skills
4) Teacher support materials
Unit scope & sequence lays out the day's comprehension & vocabulary focus
Answer Keys for all comprehension activities
Tips for preparation and implementation
Instructions for digital Google Drive version
*Digital Access Note:This resource includes digital access via GOOGLE SLIDES.For the digital versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account OR Google Classroom.Learners will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! These are easily shared digitally between you and your students.
♥We used these for a whole-class novel study. Pre-printed brochures fully encompassed ELA skills for the novel. This is an extremely easy, but very rich set of activities for understanding and enriching student's ELA skills. I will be using this for our first novel study again in class this fall. I highly recommend this! -Allison M.
♥This has helped me so much in teaching my students this year. Other resources overwhelm students with too much vocabulary and literal comprehension questions but these slides give students one vocabulary word for each chapter and a grade-level higher-order comprehension skill to practice. - Kristin P.
♥This does a really good job of focusing on vocab and using context clues, practicing quoting from the text, and target skills. I really liked the way it focused on one skill for every two chapters, which made things really manageable for my students. - Beth A.
♥ I LOVE the layout and how it guides my son andIthrough our reading time. As a homeschool parent I still wanted to give him that opportunity to discuss and grapple with the text and I love this quick format as a brochure. I also love the vocab focus for each section and the skill listed so I can monitor his understanding of these as we move through a variety of texts this year. - Antonia S.
♥ My kids LOVED this book companion. The vocabulary was rich, and I liked the focus on one word a day. I also liked that they had to use context clues rather than dictionary definitions... The tasks wereagreat review of skills I covered throughout the year. Parent-friendly and easy to implement. - Corinne M.
♥ I am a homeschool mom and my daughter is enjoying the book. I am loving that she is able to respond to the reading through various aspects and not justanswerquestions. She is more engaged in her reading andasksmore questions after she completes each task. - Terri B.