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4th, 5th, & 6th Newbery Bundle

Original price was: $57.80.Current price is: $46.25.

Get novel studies for four Newbery Award winning books at a discounted price! These novel studies for When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck, and Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis are CCSS-aligned for grades 4, 5, and 6 and include everything that you need – student workbooks for independent or group work, projects, activities, games, and assessments.

Choose print or Google Drive digital options.


This 4th, 5th, and 6th grade bundle features novel studies for four Newbery Award winning books. The books cover a range of characters, settings, and literary styles, and are CCSS aligned for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. Each item gives you the option to use printed materials or digital assignments with Google Drive options for students!

What is included?

  • Novel Study: When You Reach Me. Your students will love this relatable, everyday mystery with a surprising ending.
  • Novel Study: A Year Down Yonder. The sequel to A Long Way from Chicago. This time Mary Alice will be spending an entire year with Grandma Dowdel. The only thing she knows for certain is this…you can’t predict what life with Grandma Dowdel will bring.
  • Novel Study: Bud, Not Buddy. Meet Bud, a young boy on a quest to find his father. Though he doesn’t even know his father’s name, he is convinced his mother left him a clue in the form of a flyer advertising a band.
  • Novel Study: Dead End in Norvelt. Get ready for a rollicking good time with this semi-autobiographical tale from Jack Gantos.

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  • “Mark My Words” Vocabulary Bookmark and Master Vocabulary List
  • Student Worksheet Packet–great for independent work! (digital option) With focused questions on vocabulary, figurative language, synonyms & antonyms, and theme.
  • Student Projects
  • A variety of assessments: vocabulary crossword puzzles, vocabulary quiz, section quizzes (digital option), comprehensive quiz (digital option), final exam (with PARCC-style Part A, Part B questions) (digital option)
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Q & A Dice Games
  • Complete Answer Keys
  • CCSS Checklists

Skills addressed in these units include:

  • determining word meaning from context clues or a dictionary
  • identifying and explaining the meaning of figurative language
  • identify point of view and understand how the POV contributes to the plot
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • identify/describe setting
  • providing textual evidence to support an answer
  • making inferences
  • making predictions
  • identify theme(s)
  • persuasive writing
  • describe how a character changed over the course of the book
  • summarize/describe events
  • compare and contrast
  • identify the conflict(s) in a story
  • identify the climax of a story
  • interpreting the feelings of a character
  • identify foreshadowing
  • give reasons to support an opinion
  • identify genre
  • identify/describe narrator
  • describe a character


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