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The Louisiana Purchase: Would You Close the Deal? Nonfiction Book Study


No prep nonfiction study unit for The Louisiana Purchase: Would You Close the Deal? by Elaine Landau. Includes student workbook with worksheets and graphic organizers, a variety of assessments, a game, complete answer key, and much more. Print and Google Drive digital options included.


This is a 80+ page Common Core aligned NO PREP nonfiction book study for THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE: Would You Close the Deal? by Elaine Landau. This book study teaching unit has everything that you will need to teach and assess the book and has been designed for students in grades 2 – 4. The table of contents makes finding information quick and easy. ALL ANSWER KEYS ARE INCLUDED.

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Included in this Nonfiction Book Study Guide for The Louisiana Purchase: Would You Close the Deal?:

Introductory and Informational Materials:

  • CCSS Checklists for grades 2 – 4

Vocabulary Building Materials:

  • Vocabulary Master List (digital option)
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Vocabulary and Definition Cards
  • Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle (answer key included) (digital option)
  • Section Quizzes focusing on vocabulary terms (answer key included) (digital option)
  • Final Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)

Student Packet (digital option) (divided by chapters) featuring:

  • Vocabulary
  • Focused Questions on Capitalization
  • Chapter Questions
  • Student Activities

Supplemental Worksheets:

  • Word Search
  • Comprehension Review Crossword Puzzle (digital option)


  • Section Quizzes focusing on vocabulary terms (answer key included) (digital option)
  • Vocabulary Quiz (matching)
  • Whole-Book Comprehensive Quiz (M/C) (digital option-Google Forms™-self-grading)
  • Final Exam with Part A/Part B Questions (digital option-Google Forms™-self-grading)

Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:

  • R.I. 2.1, 3.1, 4.1
  • R.I. 2.2, 3.2, 4.2
  • R.I. 2.3, 3.3, 4.3
  • R.I. 2.4, 3.4, 4.4
  • R.I. 2.5, 3.5, 4.5
  • R.I. 2.10, 3.10, 4.10
  • L. 2.1b,
  • L. 2.2, 3.2a, 4.2a
  • L. 2.4e, 3.4a, 3.4d, 4, 4.4a, 4.4c
  • L. 3.5.a, 4.5c
  • L.4.6

Skills addressed in this nonfiction book study include:

  • capitalization of proper nouns
  • using a glossary or dictionary
  • identifying synonyms
  • main idea
  • cause and effect
  • regular and irregular plurals
  • providing textual support for answers
  • understanding idioms (literal and nonliteral meanings)
  • sequencing events

Curriculum tie-ins:

  • Louisiana Purchase
  • American history
  • Mississippi River
  • American pioneers
  • westward expansion
  • Thomas Jefferson


Just looking for assessments?

Purchase the comprehensive review quiz as a stand-alone product here.

Do you want a more rigorous assessment? You might like this final examIt has 14 rigorous, PARCC-style Part A, Part B questions based on the book that are DIFFERENT from the ones in this novel study packet.  These questions have been modeled after the PARCC third grade ELA released items for literary analysis.


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