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EXTRA CREDIT, by Andrew Clements: A Book Club Packet

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This is a ready-to-use, 22 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 4-7 as they read EXTRA CREDIT by Andrew Clements. Included is a 14 page student booklet that divides the text into four reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. An answer key is included at the end of the packet. In addition, a bookmark master is included to help students keep track of vocabulary words while reading the book. Teacher should encourage sharing of new vocabulary and may have students share verbally with the group or do activities to reinforce or practice the vocabulary.
The questions and tasks in this booklet cover and reinforce the skills that good readers and writers need. These include comprehension, inference, compare and contrast, summary writing, visualization, interpreting expressions, and determining author's purpose. The packet gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding through higher level thinking tasks. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group.

In my classroom, students are responsible for completing one reading assignment with the accompanying questions/activities each week. Depending on the reading and writing level of your students, a teacher may decide to allow students more time or less time to complete an assignment. It is suggested that upon completion of an assignment, students meet as a group with the teacher or aide to discuss the book and review the assignment. Created by Jean Martin.

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Extra Credit in a nutshell:

Another popular school story by best-selling author, Andrew Clements! Illinois student Abby Carson, is about to flunk out of sixth grade and she's desperate! She'll do anything to correct her bad record: even extra credit. Her extra credit project provides the reader with the unique opportunity to view the Afghan culture through the eyes of Sadeed, Abby's pen pal. This is a multicultural book that students will enjoy, and it is bound to stimulate lively discussions.

Appropriate for students in grades 4-7. Reading level is approximately 5th grade.

Multicultural, novel study, discussion guide, assessment, school story, realistic fiction, Afghanistan, middle east culture, taliban
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On  July 31, 2013,  Jennifer K. said:
A great resource and so helpful to get me moving in the right direction with this book! I used what I downloaded and added to it as I wanted to include some other lessons. Thanks so much for creating such a great resource!
On  July 31, 2013Jean Martin answered:
Glad this has worked well for you!
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On  May 6, 2013,  Amy M. said:
Another high quality product! Thank you so much for all of your hard work. The novel plans for Extra Credit are wonderful!
On  May 6, 2013Jean Martin answered:
So glad you like my work! Thanks.
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On  January 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
I love:
*the sectioned off "chunks" which are perfect for middle-graders to read independently
*the use of traditional "literature circle" jobs here and there (but with more meaning and focus)
*the standards of reading instruction included in the work students produce
*the challenge it provides students
I have been using chapter books and literature circles for years, but always felt they did not invoke thoughtful conversation about the novels. This packet is designed to encourage a more in-depth discussion of the novel while addressing multiple standards in creative ways. I love it! It helps you cover instructional needs while ensuring the children really dissect the book.
On  January 21, 2013Jean Martin answered:
Thank you for your glowing praise. I'm so glad this packet worked well for you!
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On  September 22, 2013,  Buyer said:
With common core, I would like to see the kids write more.
On  September 23, 2013Jean Martin answered:
Thanks for your suggestion. I do include lots of writing opportunities in my packets and will revisit this one to see where I might include more.
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This is a great supplement. Thank you!
On  September 5, 2013Jean Martin answered:
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Used this with a book club! Excellent!
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On  January 1, 2013,  Kate M. said:
My students enjoyed this packet, thanks for putting it together!
On  January 9, 2013Jean Martin answered:
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This made my life so much easier. Thank You!
On  December 20, 2012Jean Martin answered:
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On  September 3, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is an excellent resource- worth every penny! It has great activities.
On  September 5, 2012Jean Martin answered:
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On  May 2, 2012,  Sherrie K. said:
Loved this unit - it was exactly what I was looking for!
On  May 2, 2012Jean Martin answered:
I'm so glad to hear that you are happy with my packet! If you are interested in being notified when I post new products, just click on the "follow me" button above. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback.
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On  March 2, 2012,  Brenda H. said:
Excellent addition to my Extra Credit unit!
On  March 3, 2012Jean Martin answered:
I'm delighted that you found my work to be helpful and that you took the time to let me know!
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On  January 22, 2012,  Buyer said:
Excellent resource to supplement my novel study!
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On  January 11, 2012,  Buyer said:
I was getting ready to start a class on the book "Extra Credit" when I found this material. It is well done and will help me with this class.
On  January 11, 2012Jean Martin answered:
I wish you well with your class study of this book. I think it is a great opportunity to reinforce tolerance and understanding of other cultures and I'm delighted that you found my product just in the nick of time! Thanks for letting me know.
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On  May 2, 2012,  Sherrie K. asked:
What other titles have you done units for?
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On  May 2, 2012Jean Martin answered:
Are you interested in other Andrew Clements books? I've got packets for Frindle, No Talking, Lunch Money, A Week in the Woods, Room One, Landry News, Janitor's Boy, The Last Holiday Concert, and We the Children. Clearly, I love Clements' books! Is there a particular one you are wanting? If so, let me know and I'd be happy to create one! (jabmartin@aol.com) Also, if you're interested in being notified when I post a new product, just click on the "follow me" button above.
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EXTRA CREDIT, by Andrew Clements: A Book Club Packet
EXTRA CREDIT, by Andrew Clements: A Book Club Packet
EXTRA CREDIT, by Andrew Clements: A Book Club Packet
EXTRA CREDIT, by Andrew Clements: A Book Club Packet