This is a 72 page comprehension and vocabulary packet for The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo. The student work is organized by every 2 chapters, and is a mix of sequencing, multiple choice, short answer, vocabulary work, and creative activities. Questions have varying levels of rigor and are at all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.
You will find the layout easy to use, student-friendly, and predictable, while at the same time challenging and easy to adapt for all learners.
Perfect for whole classes, small groups, or individuals.
♥You're free to use the printable OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!
♥Excellent for school or homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!
♥Perfect for digital learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)
♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources. Students type directly onto the digital version in Google Slides.
** IMPORTANT NOTE ** The digital Google Drive version contains mostly the same content as the printable version. However, some assignments, such as drawing activities, have been replaced with more digitally friendly assignments, which may include such features as movable/drag-and-drop pieces.
1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 2 chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
→Vocabulary-introduces 4 new words for every section of reading.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus-an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis-3 written response questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
2) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Four challenge words chosen for every section of reading
•A total of 40 words chosen
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w
3) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
4) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys
5) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version
This product is also contained within my complete The Magician's Elephant Novel Study.
For an easy, automatic Google Forms Novel Study for this book, click below. This is a new, special edition!
What You'll Receive: Upon purchasing, you will download a zip file. Within the zip file, you will find multiple PDFs. One PDF is the printable version. The other PDF(s) contain instructions for how to access the digital version(s). To clarify, you will not receive a physical book or packet. (Applies to paid products only.)
Digital Version Info: For the digital version(s), you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. Digital versions will work on computers or iPads. (To use Google Slides versions on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Within your downloaded zip file, you will see 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.)
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.