“My Literature Pocket Guide” is an excellent tool to support primary students as they are learning about literature. It was developed around the Common Core Literature Standards for primary grades. The sections of the pocket guide include an introduction to what literature is, types of literature, structure, characters, setting, problem and solution, point of view, author’s message, figurative language, and story comparisons. The topics include a description, visuals, guiding questions, and an example graphic organizer that is simple enough for students to draw into their own notebook or journal. There is also a book review on the back of the guide as an extension activity.
How to Use:
Use this pocket guide when you are introducing or reinforcing elements of literature. First, introduce the information to students and use the visual examples provided to build background. Next, allow students to use the pocket guide as a resource during shared, guided, and independent practice activities. This is also an ideal resource for paraprofessionals and parents!
“My Literature Pocket Guide” can be used over and over again with different students, or you can allow students to keep a copy as their own. To assemble the pocket guide, print the pages front-to-back. Keep all papers in order and fold the whole stack in half. The cover page should be shown first after folding. Staple the booklet two or three times on the left side, close to the seam. Cover the staples with 1 inch colored tape to secure the booklet. You may want to laminate the cover-page first before stapling the booklet to make it sturdy.
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