The Giver Novel Study
This novel study for The Giver isn't your average novel study. You won't find long lists of chapter questions or daily reading tests. In fact, you won't find tests at all because while this work may keep students busy, it doesn't build transferrable reading skills.
Instead, the format will actually build reading skills and will help your students focus on enjoying the story instead of spending hours responding to lists of surface-level comprehension questions or taking multiple-choice quizzes based on the book that you see in many traditional novel studies.
In this 4-week novel study for The Giver, each day's reading is purposefully paired with a core comprehension skill and students combine their understanding of the text and their own thoughts to a single question.
This keeps kids eager to read and helps builds skills that carry with them beyond the book.
Your download includes:
- Instructional planning guide
- 4 paper-saving novel study trifolds - up to 20 instructional days
- 4 weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary
- Cut & paste comprehension prompts for interactive journals
- Easy-to-follow directions for printing and prep
- Trifold answer keys
Reading Comprehension Skills Addressed:
Main Idea & Summary
- Finding & Using Text-based Evidence
- Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions
- Analyzing Imagery
- Vocabulary & Context Clues
- And so much more!
Benefits of Trifolds over Traditional Novel Units:
❑ Foldable format provides novelty and encourages student engagement
❑ Daily comprehension focus builds reading comprehension skills vs. plot recall
❑ Less overwhelming to reluctant readers and writers
❑ Requires deep analysis and application of text-based knowledge
❑ Encourages discussion about skills & strategies
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