Interest Level Grades 3-7
This unit is meant to be used with the book Who Was Babe Ruth? by Joan Holub. It is part of a series of books published by Grosset and Dunlap, a division of Penguin Group Inc.. The Scholastic book order club is a great way to get free books using your bonus points. The students love these books as they are simple but filled with tons of information and fascinating facts about different people in past history and current. We will be writing more activity guides for other books in this series so please follow us to be updated on when these units become available.
We purchase enough copies so students are paired with literacy partners and can read the chapters and work on the activity pages together. This activity can also be used as an Independent Book Study, Guided Reading Book or in a Literacy Center.
Besides a page with comprehension questions for each chapter (and answer sheets), this unit includes additional optional pages: a compare/contrast, main idea/details, timeline, newspaper writing activity, opinion writing, noting character traits with examples of character traits to scaffold learning, making a list, and notable accomplishments of Babe Ruth. There is also a black and white student cover/name page.
You can decide to use the main idea/detail paper for several chapters as you please since this sheet is an open ended one. If you want students to summarize the chapter or even one of the “special informational pages” in the book (Yankee Stadium, A Ball’s Life) they can fill out the main idea/detail page and then use another sheet to write the paragraph.
Common Core Anchor Standards are also included.
Please let us know if there is a particular book you would like to see done with activities.
Check out our other No Prep, Common Core, Integrated Book Units by clicking below:
What was the First Thanksgiving?
Who was Harriet Tubman?
What was Pearl Harbor?
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