This Ungifted Novel Study Unit includes comprehension questions and writing prompts for reading response, a literature guide, vocabulary, and more for the book Ungifted by Gordon Korman.
With student-friendly printable or digital options, this Ungifted Unit Plan is perfect for teaching literature groups or working with book clubs. Daily comprehension questions require students to focus on text analysis and responding to literature, and the vocabulary focus builds word knowledge and academic vocabulary.
The Ungifted novel study has easy-to-implement plans and reading comprehension activities to save you hours of prep for literature circles or book clubs.
Don't bore students with never-ending chapter comprehension questions that miss the point of this amazing book. Instead, focus on key comprehension skills and dive deep into the plot and core features of the text in a student-friendly format that even reluctant learners enjoy.
With both downloadable printables and Google Slides versions options available for purchase in this novel unit, you can use it in your digital classroom or with in-person learners.
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Print & Digital Bundle
In this Ungifted Novel Unit you'll find:
1) Student comprehension practice (up to 25 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 multiple formats including printable trifolds, reading journal prompts, and Google Slides
2) Approachable practice with key reading standards and skills including:
Generating a summary of key events
Text analysis from the perspective of self & characters
Identification and analysis of story elements
Making inferences and drawing conclusions based on text clues
Analyzing conflict & resolution
Examining character traits, relationships, and development through plot
Exploring the author's craft including irony, foreshadowing, and word choice
And so much more!
3) Text-based & academic vocabulary
One target word identified for each day's reading
A flexible 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
Answer Keys for all comprehension activities
Tips for preparation and implementation
Instructions for digital Google Drive version with Digital Slides
Here's why teachers & families 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.
★ 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 answering questions. She is more engaged in her reading and asking more questions after she completes each task. - Terri B.