Finding Langston Novel Study

Finding Langston Novel Study
Finding Langston Novel Study
Finding Langston Novel Study
Finding Langston Novel Study
Finding Langston Novel Study
Finding Langston Novel Study
Finding Langston Novel Study
Finding Langston Novel Study
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I am in love with Langston. Both of them.

With touching authenticity, Lesa Cline-Ransome chronicles the migration of Langston and his father from Alabama to big-city Chicago. Finding Langston captures poetry's ability to put "all the things you feel on the inside on the outside." (p. 99) A call to be brave, true, and discover who you really are, this accessible text will inspire your students. I've loved reading this book so much that I've designed a tailor-made set of activities to accompany it. So if you don't have time to read the book yourself, no worries. Your students can dive in and you can continue to support them every step of the way.

With Reading Road Maps, a student can reap the benefits of having an “expert reader” demonstrate good comprehension methods and questioning strategies. Reading road maps are designed to help students read independently by having each reader interact with the text while reading. The road maps utilize specific skills for high-level reading, such as inferring, predicting, summarizing, and visualizing. At times, the road map “models” good comprehension strategies by commenting on elements in the book using proven methods for comprehension. Additionally, students are able to self-select a book and read at their own pace while being held accountable for their comprehension.

These resources allow teachers to evaluate student comprehension and progress on a specific text. The questions are not general (who is the main character) but focus on precise events, characters, conflicts, plots, thematic issues.

This unique resource offers over 60 pages of materials to help kids read independently and comprehend text using a variety of skills. It includes a detailed answer key, specific text-related questions, a list of vocabulary words with definitions and page numbers, vocabulary activities, task cards, differentiated extension activities focused on the text, a culminating multiple-choice and short answer quiz (with answers), and three different concluding projects complete with rubrics. This comprehensive packet is the perfect resource to help teachers reach all levels and learners. AND if that weren't enough, it's pretty to look at too!

Perfect for grades 6-8, ELL students, or struggling readers. Can be used with individual students, whole-class instruction, or in conjunction with literature circles.

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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