This novel study for The Magician's Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, contains 108 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by chapter, reading response activities, assessments, and more.
Focus standards include theme, plot, character analysis, setting analysis, figurative language, writing, and more!
♥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!
♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources. Students type directly onto the digital version in Google Slides.
♥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!)
** 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.
** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)
•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.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus Activity.
→Comprehension and Analysis-3 written response questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
2) 14 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities
•Ask and Answer Questions
•The Magician's Elephant: Themes
•Cause and Effect
•My Figurative Language Acrostic Poem
•Figurative Language Types
•Book vs. Movie
•Reading Strategy: Preview Walk
•A Different Ending
3) Figurative Language Anchor Posters
•Teaching Posters which come in both color and black and white
•These decorative posters complement the included Figurative Language Resources
4) 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 2 chapters
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w
5) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book
6) Two Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Test after reading Chapters 1-10 and Chapters 11-20
•Variety of question types including multiple choice and written response
•Assessments provided in 3 versions: Printables, Google Slides, and Google Forms!
7) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive, original, hand-drawn art
8) 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
9) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version
10) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests
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The Magician's Elephant | Comprehension and Vocabulary Pack
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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.