Print and Go!!! No Prep Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY!
You can NEVER go wrong with a Sharon Creech novel in your middle grade classroom.
A text I have had on my classroom bookshelf for sometime is Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech. I adore Sharon Creech!!! From Love That Dog to Walk Two Moons to Hate That Cat-she is an AMAZING writer. Why I have never taken the time to read this book which I ordered from Scholastic at some point until recently, I have no idea?! What a GREAT story!
In a nutshell, the book is about a boy, Dennis, who is able to see and communicate with ghosts. He gets a special visit from the ghost of Uncle Arvie who has "three pleases" he wants Dennis to help him with. One tricky aspect of Uncle Arvie is that he had a stroke before he passed and has a hard time with his words, one of the aspects that is both humorous and challenging for both the reader and Dennis. The only other person in the story that can see ghosts is Billy Baker, Dennis' nemesis, and the class bully. If you have time, you can read this book in no time, but it is a great small group novel to tackle with 3rd and 4th grade on-level readers as well as 5th and 6th grade intervention readers.
This is the reader response unit that I developed to use with my students. I know you will find it useful/helpful with yours!
Print and Go Unit includes: -12-pages of chapter by chapter comprehension questions -context clue word work -character analysis -story map -journal prompts for post reading reflection
Enjoy this fun read and keep me posted on what you think!
Book is not included, but for your information: Interest Level Grades 3 - 5 Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 4.8 Lexile Measure®: 520L DRA: Not Available Guided Reading: V Genre:General Fiction Theme/Subject: Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
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I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher. I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.
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