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Chapter Study Guides: Student-Made, DURING Reading Activity for ANY Novel!

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Need an alternative to chapter quizzes? Want individual student accountability and comprehension that is mutually beneficial to students AND the teacher?

Have STUDENTS divvy up the task of making a study guide for each chapter, using an editable template to answer literal and complex questions about what just happened.

How it works:
• Students are responsible for having their assigned chapter study guide ready to go on the day the reading was due, and THEY lead the in-class discussion, based on the pre-written questions they wrote as part of the study guide.
• Finally, the study guides can all be compiled into one epic reference that students can use to study for the assessment you will use later in the unit. (PLUS, the study guide asks students to come up with test questions, so your unit assessment might write itself!)

NOTE: This activity could EASILY be adapted for Acts, Scenes, or other sections of text, such as a drama/play. (I even used it for the "staves" in my A Christmas Carol Unit.)

This 4-page, EDITABLE download includes:
• Directions/overview page for students
• Template for the study guide (to type on OR print and use as a graphic organizer)
• Example of a completed study guide page, based on Ch. 31 of To Kill a Mockingbird – critique it as a class!
• Rubric assessing literal and complex comprehension (CCSS standards include: RL.2, RL.10, and SL.1a).
• Both PDF and editable Word doc files

NEW: If you like this product, download the new Non-fiction Version of this activity!

Last File Update: July 2015

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