This no-prep novel study includes 17 pages of CCSS-aligned rigorous student work! Each reading assignment includes an anticipatory question, a vocabulary building question, and a set of challenging text-dependent questions that encourage critical thinking and great discussions!
Lisa Graff's dual-perspective story, "Double Dog Dare," hits the mark perfectly with hilarious antics paired with meaningful content. Not only will students be laughing alongside Francine and Kansas, but they will be challenged to consider their beliefs, their own families and lives, and some tough ideas about divorce and friendship.
This novel study serves as a companion to the novel, and breaks the book into 15 reading assignments (approx. 20 pages on average) that are manageable for students and give them plenty of chances to reflect and respond. Each response page includes CCSS-alignment for 4th and 5th grade, pre-reading questions, a context clues vocabulary question, and text dependent questions (short response and graphic organizer / chart responses). Each student work page is accompanied by a very detailed answer key, with a wide variety of responses for more open-ended questions (which are most of the questions!), citations and page numbers, and teaching suggestions to make managing your reading group a breeze!
Perfect for guided reading, whole group instruction, literature circles, book clubs, author study, and even independent reading! (I've also found that this book can be very helpful for students who are coping with their parents' divorce!)
Check out these other great Lisa Graff novel studies here:
The Thing About Georgie
Or, continue to build those critical literacy skills by challenging the idea of a "typical" family with one of these great reads! Check out:
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord
Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
Happy reading! :)