Schooledby Gordon Korman is a great book for your next literature unit or book club. Relatable and written to capture your readers' attention, the book and this printable novel study unit will engage readers while you cover important comprehension skills & vocabulary without losing precious planning time. With theSchooled novel study, you'll have more time to do what you love: teach.
This 4-week novel unit forSchooled by Gordon Kormanis ideal for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade classrooms and will save hours of prep planning for literature circles or book clubs. Daily comprehension activities require students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature without overwhelming them with countless chapter questions that just have learners 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 read-aloud.
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
In this Schooled Novel Unit, you'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 both printable trifolds and reading journal prompts
2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:
Generating amain idea andsummaryof key events
Explorepoint of viewand its impact on the reader
Plot analysisfrom the perspective of self & characters
Identification ofauthor's craft & figurative language
Makinginferences and drawing conclusionsbased on text clues
Examiningcharacter development & relationshipsthrough plot
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 lay 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.