This packet can be used for an intermediate level classroom. I have used it for Guided Reading & adapted Lit. Circles. The students read about 5 chapters (they are short) a week & respond in the packet. They discuss/read together and then paraphrase their own answers separately in the packet. I meet with each group 1-3 times per week to check for comprehension using the packet. It allows for focused comprehension and is a great assessment tool! The kids also love taking it home, showing their parents, and sharing what they are reading in school!
It includes 40 pages that practices the following skills and identifying the following that also address Common Core Standards....
- higher level comprehension questions
- character analysis
- analyzing reading strategies used while reading
- problem & solution
Great readers response packet. My students in my small group will love to know what they are responsible for before and after reading. I am glad you have some thought provoking questions for them to answer and charts to complete. I only wish there were an answer key for me... :o)
February 22, 2013
Wonderful packet to go along with the novel. Thank you so much. I love how it is broken down by chapter!!!
Great packet for this novel, THANK YOU! Just wanted to add that we are about half way through this packet and my students are loving it! So many wonderful elements of this very complicated story. With a Lexile of 520 it may be perceived as an easy read but it is highly complicated and this packet helps you to teach all of the elements to this wonderful story. I like that the questions are open ended, helps the reader explore the novel for personal insight, not right and wrong! Works really well with my ES kids!! A suggestion......we have been "acting out" important scenes-ie: first scene with Willie May, walk in the woods to see tiger with Sistine; really brought the book to life, maybe consider adding a readers theater when you teach this book! I have grade level or above ES 4th graders and they LOVE the book, so many feelings to explore, THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT RESOURCE!!
January 25, 2013
This is the packet to buy if you're looking for a guide to "Tiger Rising". Very well done.