For a class novel, genre study, book clubs (literature circles), or independent reading, this packet will challenge your students to summarize the text and analyze story elements using textual evidence and critical thinking. The standards-based questions are open-ended enough to use with a variety of middle school novels.
Response prompts are provided in two formats: ten whole page worksheets for distribution one day at a time, or a packet to be folded and stapled into a fourth-page student booklet. Either way, two weeks worth of reading response questions are included.
Fantasy Genre tasks include:
✦ Compare settings
✦ Identify the narrator
✦ Describe a character
✦ Analyze imagery
✦ Analyze conflict
✦ Choosing key vocabulary words
✦ Identify a dynamic character
✦ Make text connections
✦ Each day, summarize the text
Revised Nov. 2015
Reformatted mini-book pages for double-sided printing
Revised Nov. 2017
Updated fonts and removed clipart characters from student pages
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