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Wishtree Novel Study


No prep novel study for Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. Includes student workbook with worksheets and graphic organizers, assessments, projects, games, complete answer key, & much more. Print and Google Drive digital options included.


This is a 145-page Common Core aligned no prep novel study for Wishtree by Newbery Award winning author Katherine Applegate. 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 Wishtree Novel Study Guide:

Introductory and Informational Materials:

  • List of links to related lesson plans and information to help your students learn more about the author, investigate scientific principles addressed in the book, and make connections between the book and the real world
  • Suggestions for vocabulary games and practice
  • 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 (can be used as section vocabulary quizzes – answer keys included) (digital option)
  • Final Vocabulary Quiz (answer key included)

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

  • Vocabulary
  • Chapter Questions
  • Focused Information and Questions on Figurative Language, Point of View, Greek & Latin Roots, and Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Discussion Questions
  • Writing Prompts
  • Student Projects

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

  • Science Words and Definitions Matching Worksheet
  • Character Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer
  • Theme Graphic Organizer
  • Story Mapping Graphic Organizer

Activities Included in this Wishtree Book Study:


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
  • L. 4.4, 4.4a,b,c, 4.5, 4.5a,b,c, 4.6
  • L. 5.4, 5.4a,b,c, 5.5, 5.5a,b,c, 5.6

Skills addressed in this book study guide include:

  • determining word meaning using context clues or a dictionary
  • figurative language (adage/proverbs, allusions, similes, metaphors, hyperbole, idioms) and meanings
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • Latin/Greek roots
  • point of view
  • making inferences
  • making text to life connections
  • making predictions
  • compare and contrast
  • analyze text
  • identify theme(s)
  • identify setting
  • identify main characters
  • identify the main problem in a story and its solution
  • identify genre
  • summarize

Curriculum tie-ins or occasions:

  • bullying
  • character development
  • friendship
  • cultural acceptance

Looking for more?

Buy only the Student Worksheet Packet here.

Looking to assess as you read? These 5 section quizzes and 5 crossword puzzles allow you to do just that.

Need a basic comprehensive quiz? Try this comprehensive, end-of-book quiz.

Do you want a RIGOROUS assessment? This is a rigorous, evidenced-based exam with 11 multiple-choice, PARCC-style Part A/Part B questions.

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