Jigsaw Jones ends up in the middle of another mystery! Everyone loves this character and the inventive, fun ways he solves these "crimes"! Here is a complete book journal that can be used in many ways, and incorporates many reading/writing strategies. Journal includes a multitude of activities as well as graphic organizers that reinforce reading and writing goals:
- Fiction vs. nonfiction
- What do you know about...
During Reading Activities:
-Questions/Answers while reading graphic organizer
-Specific comprehension questions-4/5 per chapter
- Sketch important story events.
After Reading Activities:
- Personal Traits analysis
- Compare and contrast characters-graphic organizer
- Cause and effect
- Friendly letter writing - letter to characters
- Reader's response writing - 3 writing prompts: Think
About It, Go Deeper..., Opinion writing with text support
- Book rating pages
- Author's purpose
- Vocabulary cards
- Important Noun search
- Adjective hunt!
-Clues Please! Graphic organizer for recording 4 most important clues to solving the mystery.
-Main Idea-graphic organizer
-Beginning, Middle, End graphic organizer
-Setting, Problem, Solution graphic organizer
Can be used in whole, small group and individual settings. Can be used as individual pages or as a packet.