This is a lit log for A Boy Called BAT (written by Elana K. Arnold with pictures by Charles Santoso).
This delightful book about a young boy on the autism spectrum (that both children and adults can make connections with) is written in third person and has wonderfully expressive pictures. Other themes of the book are: growing up/facts of life, social skills, friendship, family, and school life.
The key focus skills of the lit log are: 1.) use text to explain/draw inferences (make connections and make predictions); 2.) describe characters, setting, events; 3.) make connections between illustrations/text; and 4.) describe how point of view influences how events are described.
This lit log can be used as a guide for a read aloud at school or as a family to help both children and adults understand autism. The lit log ca also be a guide for direct reading instruction (guided reading, literature circle, novel study, close reading).
Reading Level of text:
Guided Reading Level: Level R
Grade Level: 4th Grade
Interest Level: 1st-6th grade