This is a ready-to-use, 47 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 4-6 as they read The Report Card, by Andrew Clements. Included is a 20 page student booklet (plus answer key) that divides the text into five reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. Also included in this packet is an optional 2 page discussion guide for extended comprehension and/or discussion. In addition, a vocabulary bookmark master is included as well as lists of vocabulary words for the teacher to use for additional vocabulary work. Finally, at the end of the packet is a 20 point end-of-book quiz along with answer key. Most pages are in black & white to help minimize printing costs. Created by Jean Martin.
The questions and tasks in this booklet reinforce many of the ELA common core skills that good readers and writers need. These include comprehension, compare and contrast, summary writing, interpreting expressions, understanding how point-of-view effects the story, interpreting figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration), and understanding author’s purpose/theme. The packet gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding using higher level thinking skills. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group; it also serves as a guide for discussion with book club groups.
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The Report Card in a nutshell:
Here is another popular school story by best-selling author, Andrew Clements! Nora is in 5th grade and has spent her life trying to hide how smart she is. While she loves being smart, she’s not so sure that she wants the people in her life to know how smart she really is: that could really make her friends feel inferior and she certainly doesn’t want that! So, she decides to try an experiment and it nearly backfires!
Appropriate for students in grades 4-6. Reading level is approximately 5th grade.
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