This bundled product contains 3 literature guides (custom made, ready-to-use, and CCSS aligned) designed for students in grades 5-7 who are reading the award winning Liesl Shurtliff fantasies: RUMP, JACK, and RED. Each guide is designed to promote close reading and high interest and includes a student workbook, an answer key, student bookmarks, optional culminating activities, lists of vocabulary words for the teacher’s use, and a listing of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) which are addressed in the student activities.
Each student workbook is designed as independent work and can serve as a guideline for classroom discussion and provides mini-lessons as well. Except for the cover, the booklets largely appear in black and white taking into account tight school budgets and the high cost of printing in color.
Each workbook divides the related text into six reading assignments of 40-45 pages each. Included in each assignment are a variety of tasks that reinforce vocabulary and comprehension as well as such skills as understanding figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and personification), summarizing, explaining, describing, foreshadowing, predicting, point-of-view, author’s purpose, comparing and contrasting. Students are also given ample opportunity for extended writing.
NOTE: each of these literature guides is also for sale separately in my store and you can view them and read more about each one by clicking on the following links: RED, The True Story of Red Riding Hood, JACK, The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, and RUMP, The True Story of Rumplestiltskin
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RUMP, The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin (2013)
RED, The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood (2016)
JACK, The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk (2015)
Each of the books above is, basically, a fractured fairy tale. They each take a Grimms’ Fairy Tale and put a magnifying glass up to it telling what REALLY happened. For example, Rump is a 12 year old who hates his name and feels it will ruin his life. He worries about his destiny until he finds that he can spin gold from straw and becomes convinced that he will use that to change his life. Through a series of adventures involving pixies, trolls, gnomes, and witches, he eventually learns that a person’s fate is not controlled by a label put upon him but by his own efforts. This is a boy who students will relate to; they also will learn an essential life-lesson through his adventures! In RED and JACK we also learn the "real story" behind the fairy tale. Middle grade students LOVE reading these: they are challenging and fun. Younger students may love hearing them read, but the vocabulary requires a more advanced reader to fully enjoy the text.
Awards and Recognitions for Liesl Shurtliff's books:
. New York Times Bestseller
• 2013 Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids” Winner
• 2014 IRA Children’s and Young Adult Award for Intermediate Fiction
• 2014 Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book
• 2016-2017 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Nominee
• 2016 North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award Nominee
• 2016 Illinois Bluestem Award Nominee
• 2016 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee
• 2016 Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Nominee
• 2016 Nebraska Golden Sower Award Nominee
• 2016 Oklahoma Sequoyah Award Nominee
• 2015-2016 Missouri Mark Twain Award Nominee
• 2015-2016 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Nominee