~ The Case of the Great Sled Race is a wonderful book for guided reading groups. The 10 page packet can easily be differentiated.
~Questions are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and use higher level thinking skills. Many questions also elicit story recall responses.
~Included in the unit:
-vocabulary for the book
-comprehension questions for each chapter
-simile and metaphor activity
-extension project – The Great Sled Race game
~ When I use this unit with one of my guided reading groups, the unit can last from a week to two weeks depending on how often the group meets. My guided reading groups also set their own expectations/assignments for completing their books. Sometimes students work with partner to complete assigned chapters.
~The extension project is a wonderful culminating project for the book. Students use the game board and guidelines to create their own original Sled Race game.
~ The Case of the Great Sled Race is an AR level 2.9 book.