Novel Studies for the Year:

Each quarter we will read a novel in class. As we read we will learn skills and standards that match our story. Your child will have practice in the classroom with the book and a slideshow that asks questions (to check for understanding). If your child attends class and participates in the class discussions- all you should have to do at home is study the vocabulary words for the book.

  • Q1- Fudge-a-mania

[character traits, inferences, thick/thin questions]

  • Informational text unit
  • Q2- Because of Winn Dixie
  • Informational text unit
  • Q3- Twisters 

[main idea, context clues, text features]

  • Informational text unit
  • Q4- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane 

[theme, character traits, cause/effect, compare/contrast]

  • Compare and Contrast of stories, characters, setting
  • Writing a summary using the SWBST guide
  • Poetry unit
  • Preparations for Testing
  • After testing: book clubs, author studies, novel studies in groups, and book buddies