This lit log is for Just Dance, a realistic fiction by Patricia MacLachlan, about a fourth grade girl who finds her voice and comes to understand the voices of those closest to her.
The lit log can be used as a guide for direct reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, literature circle, closed reading) or as a guide for a read aloud.
The key focus skills of the lit log are: using phonetic/word analysis skills (compound words); using text to determine meaning of words/phrases; using text to ask/answer questions/explain/draw inferences; describing characters, setting, events; recounting stories/determining theme/summarizing; and describing/comparing/contrasting points of view.
Reading Level of Text:
Guided Reading Level: Level P
Grade Level: 3.7
Interest Level of Text: Grades 2-5