This resource is used in conjunction with the children’s book, A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt De La Peña. The book can be used in a variety of ways (i.e. read aloud, station, read-to-someone, etc.).
We have created multiple formats in order to implement STAAR-like
questions into the classroom with this book.
The formats included are:
• Multiple-choice quiz
• Open-ended quiz
• Task cards with multiple choice answers
• Task cards for open-ended response both written and/or oral
• Open-ended worksheet – great way to include writing with literature!
*Tip: If you want to make the book more STAAR-like, type up the pages into paragraphs like a test passage would appear.
This book is written beautifully and offers an opportunity to touch on figurative language and sensory elements.
To extend the learning from this book, we have created multiple activities to push students in their ability to think critically about the words an author uses.
The activities included are:
- Drawing pages for specific phrases from the book which include figurative language. The students are able to draw out what they believe the words mean. (Blank page included if there are other phrases you want to use from the book.)
- Choice phrases pulled out with an opportunity for students to not only draw what the words mean, but also a place for students to write about the meaning.
- Figure out the Figurative Language – The students must decide what kind of figurative language is being used in specific phrases and then explain it in words.
- Sensory Matching – Students must identify what sense the author is appealing to in 8 specific phrases.
- Sensory Sort – This is a more hands-on activity that which allows the students to cut up the phrases and sort them under the 5 sense headings.
We hope y’all enjoy!
If you like this resource, check out some others we have created for more read aloud books!
Thank You, Mr. Falker
The Junkyard Wonders