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This is a ready-to-use, 70-page packet for teachers to use with students in grades 5-8 who are reading The Law of Finders Keepers, by Sheila Turnage (published in 2018). It includes a listing of ELA Common Core Standards supported in the student booklet, a vocabulary bookmark for students to use while reading, a 29-page student booklet designed to reinforce essential common core reading and writing skills, three optional additional activities, plus an answer key for the student booklet.
The student booklet divides the text into seven reading assignments of about 45 pages each and provides four pages of questions and activities to go with each reading assignment. Skills addressed include extending vocabulary, demonstrating comprehension, recognizing figurative language (personification, simile, metaphor, idiom, analogy, oxymoron, foreshadow, and oxymoron), determining theme, explaining, recognizing point-of-view, character traits, character change, identifying clues, writing constructed responses, and citing the text.
The booklet is designed for independent work so that students may be working on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group or it could be used as student homework. It appears in black and white in order to minimize printing costs. Just copy and give three staples on the left side to create individual student booklets.
The LAW of FINDERS KEEPERS in a nutshell:
Published in 2018, this is Book Four in the sequel begun with the 2013 Newbery Honor book, Three Times Lucky.
Eleven-year-old Moses LoBeau is a spunky 6th grader who is the co-founder of the Desperado Detective Agency. She and best friends, Dale and Harm, are trying to find Blackbeard’s treasure long believed to be in Tupelo Landing. Meanwhile, Mo is also desperately wanting to find her long lost Upstream Mother. Many clues lead to twists and turns that will keep students hooked from beginning to end! Not only is this a great mystery, it also teaches important lessons about family and friends.
Author Sheila Turnage is hailed for her delightfully rich and descriptive writing! This book is full of colorful expressions, vivid adjectives, and energetic verbs. It is truly a treat to read and a book not to miss.
Appropriate for students in grades 5-8. Reading level approximately 6th grade.