How to Read a Book | Book Companion | Digital and Printable

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  • Google Apps™
50+ including printable and digital and answer keys
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  1. This fiction book companion bundle includes 12 resources that hit many crucial reading comprehension and writing skills such as describing character traits, feelings, and motives; vocabulary; word work; parts-of-speech; text connections; narrative writing; creative writing; letter writing; identifyi
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This book companion is ideal for launching your readers' workshop and building community because it includes graphic organizers for analyzing vocabulary, identifying and creating examples of figurative language, and identifying main idea, topics, and theme. In addition, it includes crafts, writing prompts, and discussion prompts. There are two printable versions (black and white and color) and a digital version.

How to Read a Book, by Kwame Alexander is a beautiful, metaphorical book about reading and the feelings it invokes.

This very comprehensive resource includes:

  • graphic organizers for defining and using vocabulary at two differentiated levels;
  • graphic organizers for identifying and creating figurative language;
  • graphic organizers for determining main idea, topics, and theme;
  • three crafts and writing prompts that encourage students to express their preferred place to read, words that interest and challenge them, and books that they love;
  • two cootie catchers that encourage partner talk about books and reading;
  • four public domain Langston Hughes poems for reading and discussion.

There is more that enough material for the first week of school.

The book is NOT included.

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50+ including printable and digital and answer keys
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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