A SEPARATE PEACE: Study A Separate Peace and put the responsibility for learning into your students' hands with a reader's notebook.
I love the idea of readers’ notebooks--they are powerful tools for critical thinking as students read. But I also know that I am often pressed for time and, therefore, can't devote much of it to the cutting and pasting of interactive journals--as fun as that might be! So, I created this notebook. It is one that can take the students beyond chapter questions and allow them to explore their own questions, thoughts and theories about the texts they read. It requires them to be more independent as they explore the author's ideas and purpose in writing.
In this package, you will find pages that focus on:
-questions that both the author and reader ask
-questions that the reader will pose in a small group discussion
-development of character and theme
-contrasts and symbols in the novel
-Knowles' use of language
-author purpose and technique
-mentor sentences in the novel—should you want them to look for model sentences.
-pages for novel-doodles
Students will take notes as they read, and then use their notebooks for group and class discussions, Socratic seminars and for any assessments you choose to give them. You can pick and choose from among the pages to suit the areas you would like to cover. I have also included an editable template, should you like to add some pages.
In the zip file, you will find:
--a file that contains the journal pages
--tabs for printing
--editable blank templates in case you'd like to add something
--instructions for putting the journals together
You might also like my Crime Board for A Separate Peace
, my Task Cards for Independent Reading.
or my Reader's Notebook for To Kill a Mockingbird
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