* Follows Common Core Standards *
This 29-page booklet-style Novel Study is designed to follow students throughout the entire book.
The questions are based on reading comprehension, strategies and skills. The novel study is designed to be enjoyable and keep the students engaged.
Many different types of questions for students to think about and answer before, during, and after they finish each chapter.
Types of questions include:
Complete with a challenging, book-based Word Search and Word Jumble
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Ready, Freddy! Homework Hassles Novel Study
- based on the book written by Abby Klein
For a bundle of 3 novel studies based on books 1-3 (Tooth Trouble, The King of Show-and-Tell, Homework Hassles) of the Ready, Freddy! series by Abby Klein, use the following link:
Ready, Freddy! Bundle (Abby Klein) 3 Novel Studies : Books 1 - 3 (Tooth Trouble, The King of Show-and-Tell, Homework Hassles)
For a bundle of 10 novel studies based on books 1-10 of the Ready, Freddy! series by Abby Klein, use the following link:
Ready, Freddy! BUNDLE : Books #1-10
For a bundle of ALL 27 Ready, Freddy! First Grade books, use the following link:
Ready, Freddy! Ultimate Collection - 27 Novel Studies
For individual novel studies based on Ready, Freddy! books, click any of the following links:
Ready, Freddy! Tooth Trouble
Ready, Freddy! The King of Show-and-Tell
Ready, Freddy! Homework Hassles
Ready, Freddy! Don't Sit on My Lunch!
Ready, Freddy! Talent Show Scaredy-Pants
Ready, Freddy! Help! A Vampire's Coming!
Ready, Freddy! Yikes! Bikes!
Ready, Freddy! Halloween Fraidy-Cat
Ready, Freddy! Shark Tooth Tale
Ready, Freddy! Super-Secret Valentine
Ready, Freddy! The Pumpkin Elf Mystery
Ready, Freddy! Stop That Hamster!
Ready, Freddy! The One Hundredth Day of School!
Ready, Freddy! Camping Catastrophe!
Ready, Freddy! Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble
Ready, Freddy! Ready, Set, Snow!
Ready, Freddy! Firehouse Fun
Ready, Freddy! The Perfect Present
Ready, Freddy! The Penguin Problem
Ready, Freddy! Apple Orchard Race
Ready, Freddy! Going Batty
Ready, Freddy! Science Fair Flop
Ready, Freddy! A Very Crazy Christmas
Ready, Freddy! Shark Attack!
Ready, Freddy! Save the Earth!
Ready, Freddy! The Giant Swing
Ready, Freddy! The Reading Race
Ready, Freddy! Welcome to Second Grade (aka Second Grade Rules!)
Ready, Freddy! Snow Day Dare
Ready, Freddy! Secret Santa Surprise
For a bundle of 3 novel studies based on the first 3 books from the Ready, Freddy! Second Grade series, use the following link:
Ready, Freddy! Second Grade BUNDLE : Books #1-3
Ready, Freddy! Homework Hassles
Author: Abby Klein
Illustrator: John McKinley
Publisher & Publication Date: The Blue Sky Press, 2004
Genre: Chapter book, fiction
Grade Level: 1-3
Summary: Freddy Thrasher is a first grade student that has been facing with a problem. His teacher wants everyone in the class to do a report on a nocturnal animal, but he can't think of any animal to research. His best friend Robbie talks Freddy into having a sleepover so that they can stay up all night and see what it is like to be nocturnal. They sneak out of the house once everyone is asleep and start investigating in the back yard. Freddy climbs up a tree and falls out and breaks his arm. The whole family has to go to the hospital and they are there until four in the morning. He thinks it is great having his arm broken because everyone is doing things for him. He then finds out that he still has to do his report on the nocturnal animal because it is an oral report not a written. So he goes to Robbie's house after school for help because he is super smart and has his own computer. Robbie's mom ends up giving Freddy the idea for his report because she called him a bat. He researches bats and practices his report on his mom and sister and then gives it at school the next day.
Response: I think this is a great beginning chapter book for first graders. It is about a class of first graders therefore if a beginning reader read this book they could relate to the story. I like how it talks about the stress Freddy feels when he finds out he has to do the report and how he deals with it. There were some single-page illustrations but they were produced with pencil and were not that elaborate. The word fin is in every illustration and it was fun looking for that every time I came across them. This cute little chapter book made me happy to read. I would consider it a pick-me-up story. I really enjoyed it!
Teaching Ideas: This would be a good book to use to talk about stress that students might feel when they are given certain assignments. It would tie in with the health topic of coping with stress. You could talk about how he dealt with the assignment and breaking his arm then ask them to write about a time that they were under stress and how they dealt with it. This could be a simple journal activity.