This is a lit log for A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy. This book should be a must read for all upper elementary grade students (3rd-5th grade) and would be a great choice for a read aloud especially at the beginning of the year and/or when a new student enters the class. Themes of the book are: friendship, peer pressure, and self-esteem and self-reliance. Besides the lit log being used as a guide for a read aloud, it could be used for direct reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, or literature circle).
The key focus skills of the lit log are: use text to ask/answer questions (make connections and make inferences), describe characters/action, and determine points of view. Other skills are: use text to determine meaning of words and phrases and recount story/determine the central message.
Reading Level of Text:
Guided Reading Level: level O
Grade Level: 3.5
Interest Level of Text: ages 8-11