Thisnovel study for Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garciaincludes chapter questions and vocabulary along with a unit guide & answer keys. With both print & digital formats, this book unit engaging, student-friendly, and easy to differentiate. You'll love how easy it is to implement this literature guide!
Standards-aligned and ready to print, you can get started with your Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Novel Unit with just a few clicks of your mouse!
Your download includes:
✔Daily comprehension prompts in 3 formats for differentiation
Foldable trifold brochures
Cut & paste journal prompts for interactive notebooks
Daily Google Slides (access found on page 2)
✔ Weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary
✔ Easy-to-follow directions for printing & prep
✔ Instructional planning guide
✔ Answer keys
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, pasteable journal prompts, & Google Slides
2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:
Generatingmain ideas and a summaryof key events
Dialogue analysisand responding to literature
Exploringcharacter traits & developmentthrough events of the plot
Recognizingpoint of view& its influence on the reader
Makinginferences and drawing conclusionsbased on text clues
Analyzing character relationshipsand their development
Identifyingcause & effect relationships
And so much more!
3) Text-based & academic vocabulary
One target word identified for each day's reading
Includes opportunity to generate a personal definition and use the word in context
Fosters connections between vocabulary knowledge through synonyms and antonyms
Opportunities to make connections to academic vocabulary for daily skills
4) Teacher support materials
Unit scope & sequence lay out the day's comprehension & vocabulary focus
Answer Keys for all comprehension activities
Tips for preparation and implementation
Option to access a Google Classroom guide to help support digital use
*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.
How Novel Units from Differentiated Teaching Work...
▸ Teachers can introduce the day's vocabulary word & discuss it before reading.
▸ Students complete just one section of the trifold or a single Google Slide each day.
▸ Daily work focuses on target skills needed for success in reading vs. plot recall.
▸ The low-pressure format provides novelty & encourages student engagement
▸ Less overwhelming to reluctant readers and writers
▸ Requires deep analysis and application of text-based knowledge
▸ Encourages discussion about skills & strategies
Here's why teachers love these novel units...
♥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 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.
Here's what homeschool families have to say about the novel studies...
★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.
★I am a homeschool mom and my daughter is enjoying the book and 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.