42 activities/questions in total (18 activities/questions, but with multiple parts). Every activity uses higher order thinking skills to really stretch your students. It is appropriate for students from Years 3-6.
I designed this series of activities for Grade 3 and 4 classes at my school, including a gifted and talented class. The activities are based on the 18 components of The Williams Model, which is a curriculum model designed for gifted students. The activities could be used as independent or group tasks. They could also be used in novel study groups/literature circles. The activities also appeal to different learning styles. My students loved working on these activities when I used them in class- I hope you enjoy using them too!
I do not include spaces for answers, as this allows you to differentiate... you might expect a 1 sentence answer from your lowest group of students, and a whole essay on the same question from your top group of students, including evidence/quotes from the text. It gives you the flexibility to use the questions how you choose. In fact, it also allows you to designate (or let the students choose) which questions are answered by which students.
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