ThisHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Novel Studyincludes 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
In thisHarry Potter & the Sorcerer's StoneNovel Study you'll find:
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 analysisand responding to literature
Exploringcharacter traits & developmentthrough events of the plot
Makinginferences and drawing conclusionsbased on text clues
Analyzingpoint of view& its impact on the reader.
Exploring author's craft related to foreshadowing, suspense, & descriptive detail
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
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 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 justanswerquestions. She is more engaged in her reading andasksmore questions after she completes each task. - Terri B.