I use this quick activity before students start reading a free reading book. It helps student self-assess their reasons for choosing a book and allows them to make predictions about the novel. For once I am asking them to judge a book by its cover! :-)
Please see my other items for additional reading strategies.
The documents within the zip file are all in pdf format.
All of the items I share on TPT are ones I actually use in my middle school classroom. Most have been revised multiple times based on "test runs" with my students. I work hard to make information accessible to students in a fun and simple way while still challenging students to meet and exceed their abilities. Most of my assignments can be used with all ability levels; differentiation comes in my expectations of what individual students or groups can achieve. Many of my activities can be used with individual students or cooperative groups.
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