Literature Circles - Complete Plans for Pick of the Litter

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It All Started with Flubber
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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22 pages
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It All Started with Flubber


If you use chapter books and literature circles, you will love the resources in this packet! It covers a 10-day teaching cycle, and comes with everything you need (except the books, of course) to engage your students with this delightful book by Bill Wallace and published by Aladdin Fiction.

Common core comprehension strategies like cause/effect, inference, questioning strategies, character traits - and more - receive the focus.

If project-based learning is your thing, there are 9 possible end-of-the-book projects, too.

Included are:

* complete lesson plans specific to core reading comprehension strategies

* scripted and detailed plans so the group can be led by a teacher, parent, or para-professional

* assignment sheet for student with book broken into 10 days

* assessment sheet for teacher to record points for participation and comprehension activities

* 8 comprehension activities with graphic organizers

* 9 possible projects for end-of-book activity

Please note: we do NOT include questions specific to the book itself. We love reading it along with the students, and hope you will, too.

The lesson plans are very structured, however, with the focus on comprehension, student input and collaboration, and projects that can be assigned for homework or used in class. Just how easy is it for paras or parent volunteers to use our lesson plans? Every year we get parents in our grade (who have already been through Lit Circles with us) begging us to please do Lit Circles again this year. Many parents who have helped in the past are repeat group leaders - yes, it is that much fun!

Be sure to check back soon as we add additional titles!

Happy reading,
It All Started with Flubber
Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.


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