Here’s a great way to have students read and demonstrate comprehension of Among the Hidden, the exciting first book in the Shadow Children series. I have students work through the journal as they read in Lit Circles, but this can be used for independent reading as well.
The journal includes graphic organizers for:
• Questioning before, during, and after reading
• Making connections
• Setting and tone
• Cause and effect
• Character traits
• Compare and contrast
• Making predictions
The journal is aligned with Common Core standards (identified by 6th grade because that’s what I teach, but good for grades 4-7): RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, W.6.1, W.6.2.