This is a ready-to-use, 43-page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 4-6 as they read The Map Trap, by Andrew Clements. Included is a 21 page student booklet that divides the text into four reading assignments with questions and tasks that support CCSS to go with each one. Provided also is an answer key and a chart showing standards supported. In addition, there is a bookmark that students will use to keep track of vocabulary words while reading the book and using the student booklet.
The questions and tasks in the student booklet cover and reinforce the skills that good readers and writers need. These include: comprehension, inferring, connecting to the text, recognizing character traits, point of view, figurative language (similes, personification, idioms) setting, plot, and determining author’s purpose. The packet also gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group.
The novel studies I create are intended to make the student's reading experience richer and the teacher's life easier. They are intended to be copied (either duplexed or single sided) and stapled along the side to make a workbook and then put to use that very same day! I design them to support the text and to support Common Core Standards. They can be given to a parent or aide to direct a book club or literature circle or discussion group. They can be used as class work or as homework. They can be used to assess student understanding. I hope you will find them as helpful and all-encompassing as I have!
The Map Trap in a nutshell:
Another popular story by best-selling author, Andrew Clements! Alton is a map-crazy 6th grader and has a very creative mind! He's also observant and talented. He has great fun making
maps of everything from the smells-in-the-school to the things-that-go-on-in-his-teacher's-brain. Many of the maps he makes are just for fun and not intended for his classmates to see. But one day his maps are stolen and the Alton begins learning some new and important lessons!
Appropriate for students in grades 4-6. Reading level is approximately 4th grade