This is an engaging activity designed to help students grasp a better understanding of the books/stories they read. They will talk about it, write about it, and share!
*The questions, aligned with the Common Core, are created to meet the necessary standards within ELA: Reading: Literature: Grade 3.
*These activities are designed to be used with fictional stories.*
*Talk About It*
After reading a story, preferably the story of the week, students will use the provided cards and ask each other the 18 questions. This is meant to be a discussion between students, to really help them grasp a deeper understanding. They are to both talk about their ideas and responses to the questions.
*Write About It*
After talking about the questions, students will work independently and write to respond to the provided questions. They will be creating a booklet. This, of course, could be a week long activity.
**At the end of the school year, the idea is to have several booklets on stories they read throughout the year. The goal is for them to gain a deeper understanding of the books/stories.**
At the end of the week, or as students complete the writing activity, they are to find a different classmate and share their responses. Another option would be to have one or a couple of students share their responses with the entire class.
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