This is a 62 page ready-to-use packet created by Jean Martin for teachers with students in grades 5-7 who are reading the 2013 novel, RUMP, by Liesl Shurtliff. Included is a 24 page student workbook designed to promote close reading and high interest, 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.
The student workbook is designed as independent work and serves as a guideline for classroom discussion and mini-lessons as well. Except for the cover, the booklet appears in black and white taking into account tight school budgets and the high cost of printing in color.
The workbook divides the 261 page 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 given ample opportunity for extended writing.
If you are using RUMP in your classroom, you might also want to take a look at my novel study for Shurtliff's 2016 book, RED, The True Story of Red Riding Hood or else JACK, The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk
* NOTE: The text, RUMP The True Story of Rumplelstiltskin, is NOT included in this packet.
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RUMP, The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin…in a Nutshell:
This book is, basically, a fractured fairy tale. It takes the Grimms’ Fairy Tale, Rumpelstiltskin, and puts a magnifying glass up to it telling what REALLY happened. 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!
Awards and Recognitions for Rump:
. 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