The Castle in the Attic

The Castle in the Attic Novel Study includes everything you need to teach the novel.Are you looking for a fun novel to use with your students? The Castle in the Attic is both entertaining and educational. Your students will enjoy reading a novel set during Medieval Times. They will also love reading about William’s adventures as he travels back in time.

William has used the magical Janus medal to shrink Mrs. Phillips, his beloved nanny, down to the size of his index finger. He thinks this is the only way to keep her from leaving him and returning to her home in England. William takes her to the attic to live in a magical toy castle.

Sir Simon who also lives in the magical castle has lost his kingdom to the evil wizard Alastor. He asks William to shrink himself, so that he can go on a quest to not only help Sir Simon defeat Alastor but to retrieve the second half of the Janus medal so that Mrs. Phillip can return to her normal size. Will William be able to defeat the evil wizard Alastor, help Sir Simon, and return Mrs. Phillips to her normal self? Read The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop to see if William is successful in his quest.

Creating a Bibliography

The Castle in the Attic Book Unit includes a series of nine lessons that teach students how to complete small research projects. This free sample contains the entire first lesson “Creating a Bibliography.” 

Activity 1

Free Foldable Organizer for Writing a Citation

Free Lesson Creating a BibliographyStudents create a foldable graphic organizer that goes over the steps for creating a bibliography. The organizer provides examples of five commonly used sources using the MLA format.

Activity 2

Students create a bibliography with citations from four sources.

Free Samples from The Castle in the Attic Book Unit

Free Samples for The Castle in the Attic Book Unit


The Castle in the Attic Book Unit

The Castle in the Attic Book Unit

The Castle in the Attic Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructed response writing, and skill practice.


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