One of my favorite novels to read with my students every year is Freckle Juice! It is an engaging, funny and enjoyable read for students of all reading levels. I created these activities as a way for students to practice various common core ELA skills. This packet contains reading response activities that allow students to practice skills in the Reading Foundational, Reading Literature, Writing, and Language Strands.
This file is very LOW PREP! To use this file simply print the student recording pages & other activities! You could print each recording page individually, in a packet, or laminate each page to use year after year! I hope you and your students enjoy using these activities, and that they love the novel Freckle Juice! I look forward to hearing your feedback.
This file contains:
~ Student Packet Cover (black & white)
~ Student Packet Cover (color)
~ Chapters 1-5 Reading Response Pages
~ Post Reading Activity: Write a Sequel
Common Core Standards:
3.RF.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
a. Read on level text with purpose and understanding.
b. Read on level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word and understanding, rereading as necessary.
3.RF.3 Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Rl.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RL.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
RL.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
RL.5 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2 3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
W.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
W.e Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event orders.
d. Provide a sense of closure.
3.L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
a. Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
3.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.