Explore the power of the mind and how anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Challenge students by expanding their vocabulary and testing their comprehension with writing prompts and assessment questions. Test comprehension with multiple choice questions that explores the character of Matilda. Expand your character study by reflecting on Matilda's view of C.S. Lewis' novels, and what she considers to be a drawback in them. Show understanding of tricky words from the book by matching them to sentences where they make the most sense. Conduct an interview with a partner to find out what they think of the novel. Compare physical and character attributes of two people from the story in a Compare/Contrast chart. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
Matilda is the charming story of a very unusual little girl who, despite having two very horrible parents, learns how to read by the age of three. There are many other things about Matilda that are very special. She can solve arithmetic problems very quickly in her head, and she can move things about with the power of thought. Despite all of this she is a most pleasant little girl who is well liked by her classmates and by her wonderful teacher, Miss Honey. Matilda discovers the headmistress of the school, Miss Trunchbull, is actually Miss Honey‘s aunt and has cheated her out of her inheritance. Matilda sets her mind to work, and in the end Miss Honey recovers her stolen inheritance and adopts Matilda.
A brilliant collection of spine-chilling tales by Joan Aiken, author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
From a mysterious traveller who leaves an injured horse with a stranger, to a garden plant that slowly creeps into a house during a thunderstorm and a man who comes across two angry forces in the middle of a forest, this chilling collection of stories will have readers jumping at bumps in the night.
Much-loved author Joan Aiken is best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the Arabel and Mortimer books. This brilliant collection has spooky black-and-white illustrations by Masha Ukhova and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.
The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com.
Book Band: Dark Blue
Ideal for ages 9+
Algernon Blackwood was an English broadcasting narrator, journalist, novelist and short story writer, and among the most prolific ghost story writers in the history of the genre. The literary critic S. T. Joshi stated, "His work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's."
The Algernon Blackwood Collection features:
Jimbo: A Fantasy
The Human Chord
A Prisoner In Fairyland
The Extra Day
Julius Levallon: An Episode
The Bright Messenger
The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath
The Promise Of Air
The Garden Of Survival
The Man Whom The Trees Loved
The Insanity Of Jones
The Man Who Found Out
The Glamour Of The Snow
Three John Silence Stories
Three More John Silence Stories
The Empty House
A Haunted Island
A Case Of Eavesdropping
Keeping His Promise
With Intent To Steal
The Wood Of The Dead
Smith: An Episode In A Lodging-House
A Suspicious Gift
The Strange Adventures Of A Private Secretary In New York
Skeleton Lake: An Episode In Camp
The Touch Of Pan
The Wings Of Horus
A Desert Episode
The Other Wing
The Occupant Of The Room
An Egyptian Hornet
H. S. H.
A Bit Of Wood
The Wolves Of God
The Tarn Of Sacrifice
The Valley Of The Beasts
The Man Who Found Out
The Empty Sleeve
The Lane That Ran East And West
“Vengeance Is Mine”
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins: Conversation Starters
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a spinoff and a prequel to Suzanne Collins' well-known trilogy, The Hunger Games. It talks about Coriolanus Snow, who is known as the president of Panem and the main antagonist in The Hunger Games trilogy. In this book, an eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow has been chosen to be a mentor to the tributes for the upcoming 10th Hunger Games. Mentoring a winning tribute is his goal to secure a scholarship to the University because his family has lost their wealth during the Dark Days. However, it seems that the odds were not in his favor as he was assigned to mentor a female tribute from District 12, which is considered as the lowest of the low.
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
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So often, when I introduce myself to a new person and they learn that I am an author, they reply back that they plan to write a book one day. I’m always so excited to learn more about their idea and see how I can help. More often than not, they reply that they haven’t written a single word. They ask me, “how do you write a novel? How do you get started?”
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