8 novels guides, each highlighting a different theme!
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 theme. 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:
Fitting In: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Overcoming Obstacles: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
War: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Coming of Age: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Family Relationships: Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Discrimination: Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
Forgiveness: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Acceptance: Rules by Cynthia Lord
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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.