This is a ready-to-use, 70 page packet for teachers to use with students in grades 5-8 who are reading the award-winning novel, Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage. It includes a vocabulary bookmark for student use while reading, vocabulary lists for each assignment, a 33 page student booklet designed to reinforce essential common core reading and writing skills, in addition to an answer key for the student booklet. In addition, a listing of Common Core standards supported in this packet is included.
The student booklet divides the text into seven reading assignments of about 40 pages each and provides 3-4 pages of questions and activities to go with each one. Skills addressed include extending vocabulary, demonstrating comprehension, recognizing figurative language (personification, similes, metaphors, idioms), understanding setting & plot, determining theme, inferring, explaining, recognizing point-of-view, character traits, character evaluation, identifying mystery clues, recognizing parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives), and using context clues.
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.
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THREE TIMES LUCKY in a nutshell:
AWARD WINNING BOOK: 2013 Newbery Honor book, New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award for Mystery Finalist, E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor book, and Keystone State Reading Association Book Award. It was also named Best Book of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews and more.
Eleven year old Moses LoBeau is a spunky girl in search of the real mom she has never known. When a murder happens in her tiny town, her detective skills have already been honed so she jumps right into the search for the killer and learns her best friend is a suspect. Many clues lead to twists and turns that will keep students hooked from beginning to end! And not only is it a great mystery, it teaches important lessons about family and friends.
Delightfully rich and descriptive writing! The book is full of colorful expressions, vivid adjectives, and energetic verbs. This is truly a treat to read and a book not to miss.
Appropriate for students in grades 5-8. Reading level approximately 6th grade.
NOTE: ALSO FOR SALE IN MY STORE ARE NOVEL STUDIES FOR THE SEQUELS, THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING and THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN.
IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THE FIRST TWO NOVEL STUDIES AT ONE TIME FOR A REDUCED PRICE, YOU WILL FIND THEM FOR SALE AS SHEILA TURNAGE TWOSOME
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