Lucky Broken Girl | No-Prep Novel Study | Middle School Reading

Story Trekker
Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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78 pages
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Imagine spending a year of your life bedridden.

That's exactly what happens to Ruthie in Lucky Broken Girl. As a Cuban immigrant, she already feels left out - put in the "dumb" class because of her language deficiency. But when a car accident lands Ruthie in her bed for almost a full year, she is forced to think about things like suffering, forgiveness, and how to start over. This is a book your students will love! So get it into their hands now.

This complete set of materials features a Reading Road Map for students. With Reading Road Maps, a student can reap the benefits of having an “expert reader” demonstrate good comprehension methods and questioning strategies. Reading road maps are designed to help students read independently by having each reader interact with the text while reading. The road maps utilize specific skills for high-level reading, such as inferring, predicting, summarizing, and visualizing. At times, the road map “models” good comprehension strategies by commenting on elements in the book using proven methods for comprehension. Additionally, students are able to self-select a book and read at their own pace while being held accountable for their comprehension.

The materials in this novel study allow teachers to evaluate student comprehension and progress on a specific text. The questions are not general (who is the main character) but focus on precise events, characters, conflicts, plots, and thematic issues.

This unique resource offers almost 80 pages of materials to help kids read independently and comprehend text using a variety of skills. It includes: 2 pre-reading activities, chapter-by-chapter text-related questions, 2-3 differentiated extension activities for each section, 10 task cards, a set of vocabulary words with definitions and page numbers, 5 engaging vocabulary activities, 3 unique culminating projects with rubrics, and a multiple-choice and short answer quiz (with answers). AND if that weren't enough, it's pretty to look at too!

Perfect for grades 6-9, ELL students, or struggling readers. Can be used with individual students, whole-class instruction, or in conjunction with literature circles.

Total Pages
78 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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