Have you ever had a novel you really wanted to use with your students but just couldn't find materials to go with it for an in-depth novel study? My hope is that this packet will provide the solution!
This is a 98 page packet full of attractive, ready-to-use, black & white graphic organizers to help teachers of students in grades 3-8 create novel studies for just about any novel that they are using in the classroom.
The organizers support Common Core State Standards by:
a. encouraging depth in reading
c. providing evidence from the text
d. looking at point of view and how it affects the story
e. working to increase vocabulary range
f. discerning author’s purpose and theme
g. questioning and connecting to the text
h. addressing the function of titles
i. looking at characters and their traits
j. showing understanding of setting and plot
k. recognizing literary crafts.
Most categories above offer a choice of graphic organizers to use depending on the skill level of the students. The teacher can select the appropriate organizer or even allow students to self-select. These graphic organizers can become pages in a student workbook or used singly on an as-needed basis. They can be used with literature circles, as homework, or as whole-class activities.
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