Amos & Boris by William Steig Novel Study Teaching Unit Literature Guide


Subject: Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Literature Circles
File Type: PDF (Acrobat) Document File. Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
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Number of Pages: 48
Answer Key: Yes
Teaching Duration: 1 week


This is a 20+ page novel study with answer key to Amos & Boris by William Steig. This is a funny mystery written at a 810L Lexile. This book is great for high readers in 3rd and 4th grades, on grade level readers in 5th grade, and low 6th grade readers.

I wrote this novel study with many vocabulary and comprehension activities, as well as a final activity.

Please see the preview for the standards and activities. All activities are ready to be printed and copied. An answer key is provided.

When creating these guides, the activities are written so that they could be used as individual activities or as a packet that could be given to an independent reading group. The activities are a mix of close reading questions and engaging vocabulary activities. Vocabulary activities include crossword, word searches, synonyms/antonyms, alphabetical order, dictionary guide words, and more!

This guide is broken down into sections. Each section focuses on 3-6 pages of the story. One section is covered in one day, although the classroom teacher could provide more than one class period for the activities to be completed.

If using this book as an independent work packet, copy the activities for each student and place the copies in a binder. During class, students can take the binder and easily see what they need to complete as a checklist is provided for each day. Students could be required to turn in certain activities, or the teacher could grade the activities in the binder.

If using this as a whole class activity, the teacher should simply select which activities to use and copy the desired pages.


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