This novel study has 3 major resources that can be used daily when reading Jerry Spinelli's novel, "Loser." Students will use the figurative language and Notice and Note signposts graphic organizer DURING reading. Students will summarize key events and describe Zinkoff's character development AFTER reading each chapter that wraps up a grade level.
1. Zinkoff’s Timeline- summarize key events and describe character development as Zinkoff moves through each grade level
2. Figurative Language- graphic organizer used to identify quotes, type, and infer meanings (answer key included)
3. Notice and Note Signposts- graphic organizer used to identify quotes, signposts, explain wonderings, and learned skill
(Answer keys/guides included in 2 different formats. The first one is organized in sequential order by page number with the page, quote, and reading skill connection. The second is organized by signpost with page, quote, and reading skill connection.)
*Notice and Note is a close reading strategy that was developed by Robert Probst and Kylene Beers. The Notice and Note signposts need to be taught ahead of time, but once your students know all 6 signposts for fictional text, this resource will work wonders in your classroom! The signposts will lead students to discover themes, conflicts, character development, and foreshadowing.