This is a lit log by MrsDsEducationalTools for Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter.
This is an excellent realistic fiction, written from the point of view of a young girl, who with her brother lived in foster care for 5 years. They now have a forever home, but they want to learn about their past.
The key focus skills of the lit log are:
- use text to explain/draw inferences/cite evidence
- describe/compare/contrast/analyze characters, setting, events
- use text to determine the meaning of words/phrases
- compare/contrast/describe/explain/analyze point of view
This lit log can be used for direct reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, literature circle, close reading) or for a guide for a read aloud. This book and lit log can also be used for professional development (for anyone working with children who are or have been in foster care).
Reading Level of Text: 4th-5th grade
Interest Level of Text: 4th-adult
I hope this lit log is helpful for you and/or your students.