Tag: 4th Grade Novel Study

The Lemonade War

The Lemonade War

  The Lemonade War features two protagonists in alternating chapters. The Treski siblings have been super close until this summer when a major event changes their lives. A letter arrives at soon-to-be 9-year-old Jessie and 10-year-old Evan’s house telling the brother and sister they are going to be in the same class in school next …

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Dear Mr Henshaw Teaching Ideas

Dear Mr Henshaw

Dear Mr Henshaw uses a unique storytelling method. The entire book is a series of letters and diary entries. This means the main character tells his deepest emotions to the reader through a ‘personal means’ creating a close connection to the reader. The book begins when Leigh is in 2nd grade. He writes a letter …

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There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

I love books about kids who turn their lives around. That is the main theme of There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom. Read the summary. Then check out a number of activities to do with your novel study including a book unit sample and recipe that works well for the classroom. Book Summary The …

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Your students are going to love these Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes activities! You’ll find a novel study sample, animated short comparison activity, and anchor chart idea. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Summary The atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. At this time, Sadako was two years old. The …

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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing will have your students rolling with laughter. The story tells about Peter Hatcher who lives close to Central Park in New York City with his parents and younger brother Fudge. The novel centers around the events that take place during Peter’s fourth-grade year. Most of Peter’s problems are due …

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The One and Only Bob Teaching Ideas

The One and Only Bob

Fans of The One and Only Ivan are going to be thrilled with its sequel. Ivan’s lovable friend narrates the story in The One and Only Bob.  Summary At the zoo, Bob visits with Ivan and Ruby when a terrible storm quickly blows in. Bob ends up inside a tornado. He flies across the zoo …

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Chocolate Fever Teaching Ideas

Chocolate Fever

Do your students love chocolate? If so, they are going to enjoy reading Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith, and you are going to love teaching skills with this fun theme. Chocolate Fever Summary Henry ate a lot of chocolate. One day, while sitting in class, Henry starts to break out in what looks like …

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