Use this plot diagram to help students plan and present a book talk. As they read, have the students keep track of plot elements. Then, have students share their books with the class. They should not book talk the shaded parts of the diagram or they'll give away the climax and ending.
**Teach your students to think deeply as they read any novel with Common Core Literature Circles
. Try out The Common Core Discussion Director
** Using interactive notebooks in your classroom? Try out these flip books for fiction and non fiction close reading.
**Prepare students for extended response questions that require evidence. Help students write about their own interpretations of texts in the classroom: BRACES-A Blueprint for On Demand and Essay Writing