8 novels guides, each highlighting a different genre!
You'll never look at a novel the same way again! The Notice & Note signposts help readers learn when to stop, think & respond to critical points in a text.
Our product includes 8 novels guides, each highlighting a different genre. These signposts will help you assist your students with
creating a deep understanding of the book as they pause to closely examine the text, note character development, conflict, point of view, and theme. Use these signpost novel guides with your students in: literature circles, small guided groups, for independent reading or as class read alouds.
This year of signpost novel guides includes:
Historical Fiction: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Realistic Fiction: Home of the Brave (based on a true story) by Katherine Applegate
Mystery: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Action Adventure: Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Coming of Age: The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Tragedy: On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Fantasy: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Fairytale: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
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The professional text, Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers &Robert E. Probst has revolutionized the way we teach reading. You can use the signposts to:
*Teach students important places to stop and closely analyze the text
*Guide discussions in Literature Circles/Book Clubs
*As a reference for conferencing about the novel with students
*It can even be used as a guide during a read aloud to model important places to stop and think
We have available for you both a teacher and student novel guide! We provide a teacher novel guide that lists the signpost, the page it is located on, an excerpt from the text and a brief summary of what is happening in the text at the time of the signpost. The student novel guide includes the signpost, the page it is located on, an excerpt from the text and a place for the student to take notes about the text and their thinking.