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Dead End in Norvelt Novel Study


No prep novel study for Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. Includes student workbook with worksheets and graphic organizers, a variety of assessments, projects, games, complete answer key, and much more. Print and Google Drive digital options included.


This is a 100+ page Common Core aligned NO PREP novel study for the 2012 Newbery Medal winner, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. This novel study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the novel. The table of contents makes finding information quick and easy. The 31-page student packet is perfect for literature circles or independent work. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.

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Included in this Novel Study Guide for Dead End in Norvelt:

Introductory and Informational Materials:

  • CCSS Checklists for grades 4 – 6
  • Teacher’s notes with suggestion for vocabulary practice and internet resources to extend and support learning

Vocabulary Building Materials:

  • Vocabulary Master List (digital option)
  • ”Mark My Words” Vocabulary Bookmarks
  • Vocabulary Word Searches with Definitions Given (5) (digital option)
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Vocabulary and Definition Cards
  • Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)

Student Packet (divided into 5 sections)(digital option) featuring:

  • Vocabulary
  • Chapter Questions
  • Figurative Language
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Discussion Questions
  • Writing Prompts

Activities Included in this Book Study:

  • Dead End in Norvelt Question and Answer File Folder Game
  • Book Review Crossword Puzzle (digital option)

Easy to Grade Assessments:

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:

  • R.L. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.10
  • R.L. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.10
  • R.L. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4
  • L. 4.4, 4.5
  • L. 5.4, 5.5
  • L. 6.4, 6.5

Skills addressed in this book study guide include:

  • define words using a dictionary and context clues
  • identifying figurative language and explain or state meaning (hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, simile, personification, allusion)
  • setting
  • point of view
  • describe a character
  • compare and contrast characters
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • provide textual support for answers
  • identifying theme
  • summarizing

Curriculum tie-ins or occasions:

  • 20th century America


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