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This novel study for Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar, contains 101 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by chapter, reading response activities, assessments, and more. Excellent for Grades 3-6!

Focus standards include character analysis, plot, cause and effect, theme, and more.

No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study. 

*IMPORTANT NOTE: This product is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. You will NOT receive a physical booklet in the mail.*

♥You’re free to use the printable OR Google version; BOTH are included with your purchase! 

♥Excellent for school OR homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!

♥Eye-catching Google version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources.

♥Perfect for digital learning. Students can access the Google version from any computer or tablet! Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that’s needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)

** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)

This product is not associated with this book’s author or publishing company. The book must be purchased separately in order to be used alongside this product.


1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers 5 chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.
→1 set of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Multiple Choice questions.
→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 4 short answer questions.
→Vocabulary: Practice with 4 new words for each section of reading.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 17 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities 
•Questions and Answers
•Sideways Stories from Wayside School: Themes
•Lessons Learned
•Comic Strip
•Main Events
•Causes and Effects
•Character Cards
•You vs. Character
•Character Traits
•Dear Diary
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Predictions
•My Book Review: Sideways Stories from Wayside School
•Solve the Riddle
•Learning Logs: Versions 1, 2, and 3
•Freewriting Journal
•Would You Rather?

3) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Four challenge words chosen for you from every section of reading
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w 

4) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Two Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Test #1-Chapters 1 to 15
•Test #2-Chapters 16 to 30
•Variety of question types

•Assessments provided in 3 versions: printables, Google Slides, OR Google Forms!

6) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
•Attractive art 

7) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys

8) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version

9) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests


Along with the PRINTABLE version, you’ll receive links for DIGITAL Google versions too! To use the digital versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. They will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the files on their computers or tablets. These versions are easily shared digitally between you and your students, without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies. Additionally, the Google Forms assessments allow for self-grading and instant data!

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This item is a digital download from my Nothing but Class store. As such, it is for use in one classroom only. This item is also bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permissions.