Tag: 5th Grade Novel Study

The Christmas Pig Novel Activities

The Christmas Pig Novel Study

Check out The Christmas Pig novel activities to get some ideas for your book unit study. These teaching resources are sure to be a hit with your upper elementary students this holiday season. Jack awakens to the sounds of voices. The Things in his room have come alive. The Christmas Pig tells Jack that because …

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Book

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief book tells the story of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson. On the first day of summer, Percy learns that he is half-human, half-god. He is taken to Camp Half-Blood in New York. At camp, Percy learns that his father is Poseidon, the god of the Sea. When Zeus’s master bolt is stolen, Poseidon is blamed. …

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The Beatryce Prophecy Book Activities

The Beatryce Prophecy

The Beatryce Prophecy is the newest novel by author Kate DiCamillo. The story reads like a fairy tale with evil versus good characters. Introduction to The Beatryce Prophecy When Brother Edik goes to the barn to feed Answelica, he finds a child curled up next to the goat holding onto its ears. Brother Edik picks up the …

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The Tiger Rising Book Activities

The Tiger Rising

  Are you looking for a great novel to read with your students? The Tiger Rising is one your students will love. Like all of Kate DiCamillo’s novels, this one has rich characters and an interesting story plot. In the novel, twelve-year-old Rob walks through the woods near his Florida home, he stumbles upon a …

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When Stars are Scattered Activities

When Stars are Scattered

If you want a great introduction to graphic novels, try When Stars are Scattered. This remarkable book was co-written by Omar Mohamed, whose story is told, and Victoria Jamieson, well-known author of the Newbery Honor Award Winner Roller Girl.  When Stars are Scattered Book Summary The story begins with the narrator (Omar) and his younger brother (Hassan) …

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From the Desk of Zoe Washington Activities

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Students will love reading From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks. In this realistic fiction, Zoe struggles to free her father, serving a sentence in prison for a crime he never committed, a disagreement with her best friend, and a desire to be on the Kid’s Bake Challenge television show. From the Desk of Zoe …

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My Side of the Mountain Activities

My Side of the Mountain

Students have loved My Side of the Mountain for several generations. The story is timeless. Many tweens have wondered what it would be like to run away from home and live off the land. Sam does just that in this fantastic novel. Sam lives in New York City in a small apartment with 8 brothers and sisters …

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