This novel study for the bookRed: The True Story of Red Riding Hoodis designed to cover 4 weeks of instruction and has easy-to-implement plans and activities that can save you hours of prep for literature circles or book clubs.
The comprehension trifolds offer purposefulreading comprehension activitiesthat require students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature and thedaily vocabularybuilds word knowledge and academic vocabulary.
This no-fluffnovel unit forRedby Liesl Schurtliffengages students, but it doesn't overwhelm your readers with countless chapter questions that just require them to regurgitate the text.
Standards-aligned & perfect for novel studies, small group book clubs or lit circles, independent reading, or as a way to monitor and teach during a read-aloud.
Your download includes:
✔ Daily comprehension prompts available in a student-friendly printable format
✔ Text-based daily vocabulary
✔ Easy-to-follow directions for printing and prep
✔ Instructional planning guide
✔ Answer keys
NOTE: Your download will be a PDF. Click the button on the second page to access the Google Slides.
In this Novel Unit forRed: The True Story of Red Riding Hoodyou'll find:
1) Student comprehension practice (up to 20 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 student-friendly foldable and interactive notebook formats
2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:
Text analysisand responding to literature
Exploringcharacter traits & developmentthrough events of the plot
Makinginferences and drawing conclusionsbased on text clues
Distinguishingcause & effect relationships.
Generatingmain ideas and a summaryof key events
Analyzingpoint of view& its impact on the reader.
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 & use the word in context
Fosters connections between vocabulary knowledge
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
How Novel Units from Differentiated Teaching Work...
▸ Teachers can introduce the day's vocabulary word & discuss 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 has helped me so much in teaching Holes to 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.
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.
★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 and I am loving that she is able to respond to the reading through various aspects and not just answering questions. She is more engaged in her reading and asking more questions after she completes each task. - Terri B.