As a reading teacher, you know how important it is to build comprehension skills with your students. That's why thisTales of a Fourth Grade Nothingnovel studyincludes daily comprehension questions and vocabulary. Instead of stressful chapter tests that don't teach students real skills, this novel study unit is meant to engage learners with this awesome story while building real reading comprehension skills.
If you've been looking for a novel study that will really help your students learn and grow as readers. This is it! With daily comprehension questions to guide them throughTales of a Fourth Grade Nothingand engaging text-based vocabulary activities, this reading unit is sure to please.
Your download includes:
✔Daily comprehension questions in 2 student-friendly printable formats
✔Text-based daily vocabulary
✔ Easy-to-follow directions for printing and prep
✔ Instructional planning guide
1) Student comprehension practice (up to 10 instructional days)
Each day's comprehension questions focus a single standards-based 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:
Generatingmain idea and summariesof key events
Text analysisand responding to literatureusing text evidence
Exploring howcharacter development and changeoccurs through events of the plot
Makinginferences and drawing conclusionsbased on text clues
Analyzingproblems and solutions
Identifying and examining the implications ofpoint of view
And so much more!
3) Text-based & academic vocabulary
One text-based vocabulary word from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is targeted daily to focus on depth of understanding
Includes opportunity to use the word in context
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 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.
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.