This ready-to-use 20 page packet is designed for teachers to use with students, grades 4-6, as they read Babe & Me by Dan Gutman. Included is a bookmark master, a 17 page student booklet, and an answer key. The student booklet is divided into six reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. The questions and tasks in this booklet cover and reinforce the skills that good readers and writers need to understand and maintain. These include comprehension, visualization, point-of-view, summarizing, connecting to the text, comparing/contrasting, and fact versus fiction. The packet gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding.
Another Dan Gutman book that I've created a book club packet for is Shoeless Joe & Me
. Check it out!
Also, if you are interested in having a collection of baseball novel studies, I have another product called Baseball Bundled
. This consists of seven separate baseball novel studies that I have created to use with students in grades 4-8 who are reading baseball themed novels. Included are novel studies for:
1) Heat, by Mike Lupica
2) Babe and Me, by Dan Gutman
3) Keeping Score, by Linda Sue Park
4) Shoeless Joe and Me, by Dan Gutman
5) The Big Field, by Mike Lupica
6) The Boy Who Saved Baseball, by John H. Ritter
7) The Lucky Baseball Bat, by Matt Christopher.
The novel studies I create are intended to make the student's reading experience richer and the teacher's life easier. They can be copied (duplexed or single sided) and stapled along the side to make a workbook and then put to use that very same day! I design them to support the text and to support Common Core Standards. They can be given to a parent or aide to direct a book club or literature circle or discussion group. They can be used as class work or as homework. They can be used to assess student understanding. I hope you will find them as helpful and all-encompassing as I have!
Babe & Me in a nutshell:
This book is a great choice for baseball fans and historical fiction lovers. Joe Stoshack put together his ability to travel back in time and his keen interest in Babe Ruth to try to solve a big sports mystery: did Babe Ruth "call his shot" or not? Readers will learn a lot about life in 1932, get an insight into parent-child relationships, and enjoy an entertaining story.
Appropriate for students in grades 4-6. Reading level approximately 5th grade.
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