This 24 page packet is designed for teachers to use with students in grades 3-6 as they read Lunch Money by Andrew Clements. Included is a 15 page student booklet that is divided into six reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one; an answer key for the booklet is included. An end-of-book test along with answer key are also included. In addition, there is a bookmark master for students to keep track of vocabulary words while reading the book and using the student booklet. Created by Jean Martin
The questions and tasks in this booklet cover and reinforce the skills that good readers and writers need. These include comprehension, visualization, point-of-view, summarizing, connecting to the text, and comparing/contrasting. The packet also gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding in addition to a creative writing task. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group.
In my classroom students were responsible for completing one reading assignment with the accompanying questions/activities each week. I gave them three, 40 minute periods per week to complete one assignment. Additionally, they would meet once a week with me (or an aide or a parent) and with the other students reading the same book (we called this a "book club" meeting) to discuss the book and review the assignments.
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Lunch Money in a nutshell:
Sixth Grader, Greg Kenton, LOVES money and is great at managing it as well as making it. His best idea to date involves making comic books and selling them at school. This plan is well received by classmates, but becomes an issue with the principal. An additional problem arises when his neighbor, Maura, begins to compete with him. In this story, we learn about partnership, entrepreneurship, and friendship.
Appropriate for students in grades 3-7. Reading level approximately 4th grade.
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