Perfect for use during baseball season, this is a ready-to-use, 35-page packet. It is designed to use with a literature circle or book club group composed of students in grades 5-8. Included is a bookmark master (copy, cut in half, and give to students to keep track of vocabulary words while reading), a 22 page student workbook (copy and add staples to the left) with an answer key, in addition to an end-of-book quiz and answer key. The student workbook divides the book, Keeping Score, by Linda Sue Park into seven reading assignments (of about 25-30 pages each) with questions and tasks to go with each one. The questions and tasks in this booklet cover and reinforce the skills that good readers and writers need to understand and maintain. These include comprehension, visualizing, genre recognition, point-of-view, summarizing, connecting to the text, comparing/contrasting, and determining the author's purpose. The packet gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding. Created by Jean Martin.
The student booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group. In my classroom students were responsible for completing one reading assignment with the accompanying questions/activities each week. They would then meet once a week with me (or an aide or a parent), along with the other students reading the same book (we called this a "book club" meeting) to discuss the book and review the assignments. The packet can also be used as a project to be completed at home or with a partner. It also could be used with a whole class rather than a smaller group.
Also, if you are interested in having a collection of baseball novel studies, I have another product called Baseball Bundled
. This consists of seven separate baseball novel studies that I have created to use with students in grades 4-8 who are reading baseball themed novels. Included are novel studies for:
1) Heat, by Mike Lupica
2) Babe and Me, by Dan Gutman
3) Keeping Score, by Linda Sue Park
4) Shoeless Joe and Me, by Dan Gutman
5) The Big Field, by Mike Lupica
6) The Boy Who Saved Baseball, by John H. Ritter
7) The Lucky Baseball Bat, by Matt Christopher.
KEEPING SCORE in a nutshell:
Written by Newbery award winning author, Linda Sue Park, this book is a great choice for baseball fans and historical fiction lovers. The story takes place in Brooklyn, New York in the early 1950s where twelve year old Maggie Fortini's world seems to revolve around the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees and the entire world of baseball. Readers learn about key baseball figures of the time, scoring the game, and also are exposed to the issues in the Korean War that was simultaneously going on. This is a wonderful book for students who love baseball as well as for those who have been learning about the Korean War or the US in the 1950s.
Appropriate for students in grades 5-8. Reading level approximately 6th grade.
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