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Throw away your guided reading questions! You life is about to get so much easier while students get to have some fun. Have you heard of a Matchbook? This is one of my favorite projects I have ever done with my students. This product includes student examples, student handouts with a clear outline, graphic organizer, and rubric! You will have everything to succeed besides the actual manilla folders and pieces of paper (because I can only provide PDF's). Get ready for this low-prep project that will enhance your unit!
Step 1: Choose your novel
Step 2: give each student a Manila folder (have white sheets pre-cut about 3x2 inches-they will fold these in half inside the folder)
Step 3: give them time to glue in the number of white sheets per number of chapters in the book in a chronological pattern
Step 4: Start teaching!
After each chapter that you read as a class, students are to head to their matchbooks to draw & color a picture on the cover of the selected chapter’s white sheet. This drawing should represent the chapter well to them. On the inside, they summarize the chapter in their own words.
This project promotes student comprehension, responsibility, creativity, retention, and agency!
Guess who won’t have to make a study guide before the summative assessment? YOU! Tell your students to study from their wonderful matchbooks!