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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea Novel Study


No prep novel study for The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner. 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 140-page, Common Core aligned, no prep novel study for The Templeton Twins Have An Idea by Ellis Weiner. 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 38-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 The Templeton Twins Have an Idea:

Introductory and Informational Materials:

  • CCSS Checklists for grades 4 – 5

Vocabulary Building Materials:

  • Master Vocabulary List (digital option)
  • ”Mark My Words” Student Vocabulary Bookmark
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Vocabulary and Definition Cards
  • Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles (vocabulary quizzes for each section – answer keys included) (digital option)
  • Final Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)

Student Packet (digital option) (divided into 6 sections) featuring:

  • Vocabulary
  • Chapter Questions
  • Focused Minilessons and Questions on Figurative Language, Synonyms and Antonyms, Point of View, and Making Inferences
  • Discussion Questions
  • Writing Prompts
  • Student Projects

Skill Building Activities and Worksheets: (available in printed and paperless student packets)

  • Character Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer (digital option)

Activities Included in this Book Study:

  • Question and Answer Dice Game


Common Core Standards utilized with this unit:

  • R.L. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.10
  • R.L. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 5.10
  • L. 4.4, 4.5
  • L. 5.4, 5.5
  • W. 4.1, W. 4.9a
  • W. 5.1, W. 5.9a

Skills addressed in this book study guide include:

  • determining word meaning using a range of strategies
  • point of view
  • provide textual evidence to support an answer
  • describe and analyze the narration, including its effect on the reader
  • figurative language (similes, metaphors, hyperbole, idioms)
  • Latin/Greek roots
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • give an opinion and provide support for it
  • making inferences
  • summarize
  • understanding how illustrations contribute to the message conveyed by the words in a story
  • making predictions
  • identify part of speech
  • describe a character in depth
  • discuss the setting of the story
  • compare and contrast characters
  • sequencing/create a timeline (student project)


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