This is a lit log for Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar. The themes of this historical fiction based on the author's childhood are: immigration and refugees, family, friendship, hardships, and school. This lit log can be used as a guide for a read aloud or for direct reading instruction (guided reading group, literature circle, or novel study). It is also a great book to be used as part of a history/social studies unit and/or a discussion on immigration/refugees.
The key focus skills of the lit log are: 1.) use text to explain/draw inferences, 2.) describe point of view, and 3.) compare/contrast characters, setting, events. Other focus skills are: 1.) determine theme/summarize, and 2.) use text to determine meaning of words and phrases.
Reading Level of Text:
Guided Reading: Level W
Grade Level: 5th
Interest Level of Text: ages 8-13