This novel study is the perfect companion to Susin Nielsen's Word Nerd. Students will use the activities to boost understanding, show their comprehension, and engage with the book in different ways. It incorporates different aspects of reading, including comprehending, inferring, making connections, questioning, summarizing, evaluating, and synthesizing.
Comprehension questions are included for each chapter of this novel. These can be used as written activities or as a basis for oral, whole-class discussions. Your students will not only answer questions to show their understanding but also to make predictions and connections to their own lives.
Supplementary activities are also included for each chapter. These will allow students to dive deeper into the novel, and incorporate other essential skills. Activities include:
- KWL Chart
- Venn Diagram
- Create a Comic Strip
- Sequencing and Transition Words
- Attribute Webs
- Illustrating a Scene
- Cause and Effect
- Interviewing a Character
- Quotation Marks
- Editing for Conventions
- Author Biography
- Crossword Puzzle
You may choose to make student booklets and have them complete all the activities or pick and choose the ones that best suit your classroom goals.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Very detailed and hits of a lot of ELA expectations. Great resource!" Lindsay W.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I love this book and was thrilled to find this resource. It was well received by my students and allowed opportunities for differentiation. Loved that I could supplement it, but always had interesting activities for my kids to do (and I had a very difficult group!!)" Kiersten D.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This worked so well in my classroom. The students loved the story and thus resource helped keep me organized." Lindsay A.