This is a lit log for Clayton Byrd Goes Underground( by Rita Williams-Garcia). The themes of this realistic fiction are death and grief, multigenerational family, love, and music.
The lit log can be used as a guide for a read aloud or for direct reading instruction (guided reading, close reading, literature circle, novel study).
The key focus skills of the lit log are: use text to explain/draw inferences; use text to determine meaning of words/phrases; and describe point of view. Other focus skills are: compare/contrast characters, setting, events and determine them/summarize.
Reading Level of Text: 5th grade
Interest Level of Text: Grades 3-7