Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Worksheets
Worksheets include: characters, character changes throughout the story, plot, settings,themes, symbols, a note taking sheet, predictions, vocabulary, letter writing, connections, thought provoking questions, book marks, rising, falling action and climax, the five senses, figurative language, cause and effect, quotes, game cards, Tic Tac Toe, character traits, and an autism sheet. Websites about autism are included, as well as my detailed suggestions and successful ways to teach the novel.
The student worksheets are in black and white except the bookmarks.
My ready to print student worksheet packets save teachers time! These self explanatory, student worksheets are designed to encourage students to become actively engaged readers through conversation and collaboration with their peers in small groups.
Brainstorming together and determining the best answers, as students cite information from the book, creates an atmosphere of higher level thinking. Analyzing text, as they build on each others' responses, and articulating their own ideas, help students become self directed learners.
As students cite information from the book, it creates lively discussions and an atmosphere that encourages better literal and inferential understanding of the story’s components. It also helps students, who have difficulty understanding text or composing answers, become better readers and writers.
After students have brainstormed in small groups to determine the best answers, it's suggested their answers be reviewed with the whole group so they will have an even better and deeper understanding of the story.
The worksheets can also be used as class or homework assignments. If used as informal assessments it will help determine students’ strengths and weaknesses.
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Laminate for future use!
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