I love reading novels with my class, it seems to bring us closer together when we share a book. I also love using novels for our main comprehension resource. What I've learned though is that after sitting to read the section together, the kids need to get up and be active. In my classroom that means we move around during discussions as we search for specific evidence in our books.
This resource has 2 parts - General Reading Strategies and Stone Fox Comprehension Task Cards.
The first portion can be used with any novel and includes:
*12 reading strategy task cards that ask students to look closer with prompts
*A strategy grid that students can use as an answer document or as an assessment tool.
*12 strategy cards that students can write on to use as an exit ticket or to add to their reading notebooks
*A note page for them to write their specific information - or teachers can use it for whole class brainstorms.
The second portion includes 32 comprehension task cards specific to the novel, Stone Fox. These are perfect to use as a review of the story (before a big test, by playing Scoot), to add to a center, to use as intervention, or as the assessment itself. Out of the 32 cards, 24 of them are multiple choice, and 8 ask for student responses on specific strategies (character traits, inferences, compare/contrast, details, etc). An answer key is provided, as well as a student recording sheet.
It's all about getting kids moving as they review! Please check out the preview for sample pages from the product.
I hope this helps you. :)