This Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Novel Study includes comprehension questions & vocabulary activities to teach a literature unit with the first book of J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter series. This printable book study divides Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone into 15-days of instruction, where students read 1-2 chapters daily.
Standards-aligned and engaging, this isn't your typical novel study unit. Instead of overwhelming learners with a long list of daily chapter questions that just require them to re-write the text, this Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone novel unit includes meaningful questions targeting specific comprehension skills designed to enhance students understanding of the plot, characters, and more!
Your download includes:
✔Daily comprehension prompts in 2 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
✔ 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 and pasteable journal prompts
2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:
- Text analysis and responding to literature
- Exploring character traits & development through events of the plot
- Making inferences and drawing conclusions based on text clues
- Analyzing point of view & its impact on the reader.
- Exploring author's craft related to foreshadowing, suspense, & descriptive detail
- Plot analysis
- Examining the purpose and meaning of figurative language
- 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
- Connects vocabulary knowledge through synonyms & 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
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 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 and I through 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 were a great 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 answer questions. She is more engaged in her reading and asks more questions after she completes each task. - Terri B.