If you are looking for an amazing novel to study with your class...for a book club, a full-class novel study, or even a read aloud--The Tiger Rising can provide you with SO much content...from character analysis to inferential thinking to figurative language--it's truly a gem.  Check out this unit study to help you navigate it with your intermediate readers!

The Tiger Rising is a popular book to use in intermediate grades--but I didn't like it. It took my students to help me learn to love it!

Tuck Everlasting is a timeless novel that everyone should read at least once. This is the perfect unit for your middle school students to enhance their work and understanding of the novel. This 40-page unit includes: -18 pages of reader response questions -5 pages of context clue word work -character analysis work -figurative language work -post-reading reflection journals -a character map -a table of contents to keep track of all materials -answer key

Tuck Everlasting Novel Study Unit for Middle School Common Core Aligned

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Novel Unit: Common Core Aligned! Tuck Everlasting Novel Unit is a novel study that includes:

This complete unit is perfect for book clubs, literature circles or a whole class novel study! Engaging reading responses, discussion group questions, vocabulary cards, writing activities, an end of the book assessment, plus SO much more is included in this complete unit.

The Tiger Rising

~The Tiger Rising - a Novel Study~ This novel study has it all! Reading responses, discussion questions by chapter, vocabulary, assessments, writing activities and ELA extension activities will keep your students engaged throughout this heart felt novel.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio Unit Plan: Everything you need to teach the novel (presentations, assignments, activities, vocabulary, quizzes, projects & more!)

Wonder unit plan

Five mini-lessons to teach theme. (Part of a larger article on teaching your students to identify themes in their reading.)

11 Essential Tips for Teaching Theme in Language Arts

Five mini-lessons to teach theme. (Part of a larger article on teaching your students to identify themes in their reading.) This would be great to teach theme to students.

This is one of my all time favorite books to read with students. Whether it be as a whole class read aloud or a book study in small groups, this resource can help you "dig deeper" into this wonderful text.  From teaching points to graphic organizers, to written responses to reading, this resource is geared toward helping you raise the level of understanding in your students.  $

Digging Deeper into Reading: A Novel Study for Esperanza Rising

With the CCSS emphasizing non-fiction text, this choice board is a perfect way to get students reading like detectives. This choice board focuses on close reading, and works well as a center, whole class activity, or weekly reading homework. Students choose 3 activities to complete making a tic-tac-toe, and then cut out the corresponding cards to glue into their reading notebook.

Close Reading Choice Board {Ideal for Interactive Notebooks}

With the CCSS emphasizing non-fiction text, this choice board is a perfect way to get students reading like detectives. This choice board focuses on close reading, and works well as a center, whole class activity, or weekly reading homework. Students choose 3 activities to complete making a tic-tac-toe, and then cut out the corresponding cards to glue into their reading notebook.

Task cards for "big kids"--and how we can use short texts to help our "gray area" readers.  Suggestions for teaching and book ideas for those students below grade level as well!

Task cards for "big kid" interventions!

The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Task cards for "big kid" interventions!

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