“The Candymakers” Digital Novel Study


Do your students LOVE candy? Read “The Candymakers” by Wendy Mass and teach students to research and design advertisements with this unique inquiry-based novel study designed for use with Google Classroom and/or Google Drive.

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​This digital novel study product for online or blended learning includes vocabulary, 2 inquiry-based short research projects, and a media literacy project where students create an advertisement to sell a new candy they create.

P​lease download the preview below for a more detailed overview and to view the Teacher's Manual!

This 100+ page novel study of "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass (#1 in the series) ​includes

all of the materials below in EDITABLE Google Docs, Slides, or Forms format for blended or online learning:

  • ​Teacher manual
  • Digital student activities
  • ​Materials & supplies list
  • ​Vocabulary
  • 3 Reflective journals and reading response activities
  • 2 investigations and mini research units (can be used for science inquiry classes as well)
  • Create-a-candy project and designing an advertisement project
  • Differentiated ​rubric ​assessments for research units to include written or multimedia product
  • Rubrics to grade journals and investigations
  • Extension ideas for more technology integration
  • Lesson plans aligned to the National and Pennsylvania Common Core Standards, and the 2018 AASL National Library Standards - editable in Microsoft Word .docx file format only
  • Bibliography of resources
  • QR code cards for 1 of the extension activities

​The following materials are included in easy-to-print PDF file formats, and are NOT editable unless otherwise noted:

  • Bulletin board materials for selected vocabulary, plus a blank template to add your own words
  • ​Bulletin board materials for spelling "The Candymakers" on 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper
  • ​QR code cards for 1 of the extension activities - also ​editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx file format

Though the lesson plans are written for 5th grade students during 40-minute fixed library classes, they can be modified for both language arts and science instruction. Many of the components would also work well for an inquiry-based science program.

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© Mrs. J in the Library - By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See my Digital ​Resources Terms of Use and Store Policies page for more information.

For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

Questions before buying?
​If the free preview file does not answer your question, you can contact me through ​​the About ​Mrs. J in the Library link, or email me directly at MrsJ@mrsjinthelibrary.com with questions or special requests.

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