One of my favorite read alouds is Fourth Grade Rats, by Jerry Spinelli. It is a wonderful story to read to your students or with your students as a shared reading.
I created this Close Reading activity packet to increase my students' listening skills and comprehension skills during the read aloud/shared reading time with this book.
This product includes:
~Comprehension questions (short response, not multiple choice) per chapter. There are 14 chapters in this book.
~A book report template
~Essay (ELA format)
~A bulletin board set!
This can also be used for ELA test prep materials (short and extended response).