After the students have finished reading the first seven chapters of Bearstone by Will Hobbs, they meet in small groups to discuss these eight questions related to the novel. The questions range from basic comprehension to higher level questions such as evaluating a character's actions. The directions emphasize the importance of using specific examples and details from the novel during discussion. As students discuss, I am able to "eavesdrop" and see how well the students are understanding the novel.
The documents within the zip file are all in pdf format.
All of the items I share on TPT are ones I actually use in my middle school classroom. Most have been revised multiple times based on "test runs" with my students. I work hard to make information accessible to students in a fun and simple way while still challenging students to meet and exceed their abilities. Most of my assignments can be used with all ability levels; differentiation comes in my expectations of what individual students or groups can achieve. Many of my activities can be used with individual students or cooperative groups.
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