Sideways Stories from Wayside School Novel Study

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This novel study for Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar, contains 101 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by chapter, reading response activities, assessments, and more.

Focus standards include theme, character analysis, plot, and cause and effect.

No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study. 

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♥Included BONUS digital version works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching, color, interactive versions of all resources.

♥Use the paper OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 5 chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.
→1 set of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Multiple Choice questions.
→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 4 short answer questions.
→Vocabulary: Practice with 4 new words for each section of reading.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 17 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities 
•Questions and Answers
•Sideways Stories from Wayside School: Themes
•Lessons Learned
•Comic Strip
•Main Events
•Causes and Effects
•Character Cards
•You vs. Character
•Character Traits
•Dear Diary
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Predictions
•My Book Review: Sideways Stories from Wayside School
•Solve the Riddle
•Learning Logs: Versions 1, 2, and 3
•Freewriting Journal
•Would You Rather?

3) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Four challenge words chosen for you from every section of reading
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w 

4) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Two Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
Test #1-Chapters 1 to 15
•Test #2-Chapters 16 to 30
•Variety of question types

6) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive art 

7) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
Student Packet Covers
All Answer Keys

8) Instructions for digital Google Drive Version

What You'll Receive: Upon purchasing, you will download a zip file. Within the zip file, you will find two PDFs. One PDF is the printable version. The other PDF contains instructions for how to access the digital version. To clarify, you will not receive a physical book or packet. (Applies to paid products only.)

Digital Version Info: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Upon purchasing, you will download a document containing a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies. (Applies to paid products only.)

Terms of Use: This product is not editable. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item on the Internet are all strictly prohibited. Purchasing this product obtains one license, which allows it to be used in one classroom only. (Applies to both free and paid products.)

Refund Policy: Due to the digital nature of this resource, refunds or exchanges cannot be issued. Thank you for carefully reading the description and viewing the preview before your purchase. 

Purchase Orders: To submit a purchase order, please be sure it is signed by the appropriate authority before emailing it to jenniferhester@nothingbutclassresources.com. An invoice, along with the requested products, will be emailed to you within three business days.