This resource is a generic novel study designed to build reading comprehension strategies and can be used with any novel. It is based on an excellent teacher resource "Comprehension Connections" by Tanny McGregor but it is not necessary to have the book to use this novel study. Also see my other reading comprehension resources, that compliment this novel study.
This resource includes:
Predicting before, during, and after the read
Metacognition: Text + Thinking = Real Reading
Schema: Connecting text to self, text, and world
Inferring: Background knowledge + Text = Inference
Questioning: Generate questions before, during, and after reading.
Determining Importance: What is meaningful in the text?
Visualizing: Creating mental images using all senses.
Synthesizing: Changing your thinking along the way.
Final thoughts students have about the book
Creating a new cover