A great tool to help young readers stay focused during reading and when they are sharing with their peers. I have used this in the past as a whole group activity and as a small group activity (after a lot of practicing!) and had great results!
This half-sheet template is easily cut apart and stapled to the front of a brown paper bag for students to use during sharing time. In the past, I have had students put little snacks in their bags that they could eat while they listened to their peers share. So cute! The kids really loved Brown Bag Book Club Fridays actually paid attention to their peers while they were sharing!
This is a .pdf file that has three different options for Brown Bag Book Club:
-general fiction: identify characters, setting, main idea, author's purpose
-non-fiction: draw a diagram, write 3 new facts, author's purpose
-general: identify main idea, three supporting details, author's purpose