First off, thank you so much for downloading this lesson. I hope this lesson blesses you as it has my students and I!
What is included:
General outline of how I use the lesson in my classroom (feel free to deviate as you see fit)
Professionally designed book report printable
Front and back handout with Common Core ELA Standards included
Front and back handout with standards removed
This assignment takes between 15 min and an entire class period depending on how you use it. In general, I usually take up about 30 min. of class time to cover the lesson in its entirety. The breakdown for me is as follows:
Students must first read a book on their own or this assignment can be used with a book read together as a class.
Summarize the main events of the book in one paragraph.
Answer the five thought provoking questions provided.
Write 3/4 page in which students will examine a main theme in the book, derive logical inferences and make connections with their own life.
Choose and look up a vocabulary word either together or independently. I use www.dictionary.com as it will provide the students with the definition, synonyms and a sentence all in one place.
Review answers together.
Hold a classroom discussion reviewing student responses to paragraph response section as time allows.
Once again, thank you so much for downloading this product and please provide your feedback so that I might make changes that will greater assist the learning for all our students!
Dr. Shane York