The Best School Year Ever is here! The Herdmans are back! It's looking to be the best... worst...best school year ever for Alice, Charlie, Beth, and the rest of the gang in Barbara Robinson's novel, The Best School Year Ever! Whether it's back to school or the end of the year, now's the time to use this wonderfully funny, yet moving novel and this great unit in your classroom!
This journal includes a total of 28 writing prompts - 3 per chapter plus an extra fiction prompt at the end.
There are 2 versions of this journal in this packet. The first version is in the correct order – chapters 1 to 9 and the "Beyond the Book". These are ready for printing, cutting apart, and using on a daily basis as a checkout slip, assignment, homework, reading notebook entry, etc. It is 6 pages total.
The second version is designed for printing back to back, assembling into a book, and stapling along the edge (or in the middle if you have a long reach stapler). The pages appear to be in the wrong order. However, once copied back to back and assembled as shown in the directions, the results will be a booklet that has all writing prompts in the correct order to write in as the student reads. It is also 6 pages total.
There is an answer key for those questions that have answers that come from the book. The answer key is 5 pages (answers are typed onto a version of the journal).
Finally, a rubric has been included for those that wish to give either the chapter entries or the entire finished journal a grade. writing prompts - 3 per chapter.
Task cards for games and test review and a unit of comprehension and skills pages for this book are also available here at Sassycat Corner!