This school-wide comprehension challenge bundle is part of a school and home-based reading program called 'The Society of Literary Scholars.' It is intended to be utilized at the end of the year after students and staff have read the books listed below. In order to utilize this product, you will need to purchase/have access to the books listed below. (A minimum of one of each title, per class, is recommended.)
Note: The purchase of this product automatically includes all grade levels, and corresponding classrooms specified within product title. *This is for use with one Elementary School. Please send other interested individuals to my store to make additional purchases.
The product includes 40 interactive task cards (20 tasks 1st - 3rd) (20 tasks 4th - 6th) directly related to the books below. Both multiple responses (small group) and single response choices included along with a full answer key. Although having read the books is highly encouraged, this product is made to be fully useable regardless of whether a student has read all of the books on the list, some of the books on the list, or none of the books on the list. Granted, students who are familiar with these stories will have a slight advantage over those who are not.
The focus is simply for all students in a school to participate simultaneously in a literacy activity that is fully differentiated.
Upper Grades (4th - 6th)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Pax Sara Pennypacker
A Night Divided
Lower Grades (1st - 3rd)
Wayside School is Falling Down
Yertle the Turtle
WHAT IS A 'SOCIETY OF SCHOLARS?'
•The ‘Society of Literary Scholars’ program is dear to my heart. It is a true labor of love that I have been developing for years!
•It is a school and home-based reading program. A method of immersing children in a culture of literacy by providing them with quality books at all times. A ‘Society’ is built around three main components that all students are exposed to, and interact with, throughout a school year. (1st Books of the Month/Monthly Meetings, 2nd The First Readers Club, and 3rd Bi-Annual Society Challenges)
•During a traditional school year, all students are provided with opportunities to attend component 1, otherwise known as, ‘Monthly Meetings of the Society Scholars.’
•Why I encourage personalized invitations - Personalized invitations to the ‘Monthly Meetings’ can help bring a sense of pride and ownership to the students as they are invited to attend ‘Society Meetings.’
•Remember though, the goal of ‘The Society of Literary Scholars’ is not necessarily that every child will love reading but rather that every child will make reading progress in a nurtured and positive way.
For more information about creating a society of literary scholars in your classroom, grade level or school please check out my blog oclassroommyclasroom
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