This is a 35-page ready-to-use packet created by Jean Martin and designed to guide students who are reading Laurence Yep's book, Cockroach Cooties. Included is a 23-page student booklet, an answer key, and a vocabulary bookmark. The student booklet is designed to reinforce essential reading and writing skills for students in grades 3-5. Skills addressed include expanding vocabulary, demonstrating comprehension, visualizing, sequence-of-events, understanding figurative language & similes, understanding homonyms, constructed response writing, recognizing author's purpose, and summarizing.
The student booklet divides the text into five reading assignments (each reading assignment is approximately 25 pages) with questions and tasks to go with each one. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students may be working on this in class while the teacher is meeting with other students. The three culminating activities included at the end are optional and may be used for differentiation or as whole class activities at the teacher's discretion.
NOTE: Show your students a video interview of Laurence Yep:
Cockroach Cooties in a nutshell:
This is a heartwarming story about 9 year old Teddy and his bug-loving brother, Bobby, and their efforts to deal with an intimidating school bully. It exposes the ups and downs of sibling relationships and sheds light on why some kids act like bullies while encouraging understanding of the whole child. A good book for boys as well as girls.
Written by Laurence Yep and published in 2000, this book is a winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Book Award, the Laura Ingalls Book Award, and Iowa Children's Choice Award. It is an appealing multicultural book with Chinese-American characters.
Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. Reading level is 4th grade.
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