This is a 71 page, ready-to-use packet for teachers with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the 2015 novel, JACK, by Liesl Shurtliff. Included is a 25 page student workbook designed to promote close reading and high interest, 6 optional culminating activities, an answer key, student bookmarks, vocabulary lists for the teacher's convenience, and a listing of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) that are addressed in the student activities.
The student workbook is designed as independent work and serves as a guideline for classroom discussion and contains mini-lessons as well. It is ideal for book club groups and can easily be given to aides or parents to help guide and focus student groups. Except for the cover, the booklet appears mainly in black and white taking into account tight school budgets and the higher cost of printing in color.
The workbook divides the 292 page text into six reading assignments of 45-50 pages each. Included in each assignment are a variety of tasks that reinforce vocabulary and comprehension as well as such skills as recognizing figurative language (similes, idioms, onomatopoeia, alliteration, puns, and personification), summarizing, explaining, describing, point-of-view, theme, plot, and comparing & contrasting. Students are provided ample opportunities for extended writing.
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JACK, The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk…in a Nutshell:
This New York Times Bestseller takes the beloved folktale tof “Jack and the Beanstalk” and puts a magnifying glass up to it telling the reader what REALLY happened. JACK is a 12 year old boy who was named after his great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Jack the Giant Killer. His ambition is to live up to that grandfather’s impressive reputation and become a giant killer himself. Unfortunately, when the book begins, he’s never seen a giant and doesn’t know if they even exist. That changes soon enough and Jack finds himself on many hair-raising adventures that will quickly immerse students in a world of giants and magic!
Appropriate for grades 3 and up as a read aloud, but too challenging for most 3rd graders to read on their own; best suited for grades 4-7.
PLEASE NOTE: You might also be interested in seeing my novel study for Liesl Shurtliff's award winning book, RUMP
PLEASE NOTE: I also have created a literature guide for Liesl Shurtliff's 3rd book, RED
tags: fairytales, folktales, fractured fairytales, mini-lessons, lesson plans, literature circles, novel study, close reading