Novel: Masterpiece by Elise Broach
Lesson plan: Game board
Common Core Reading Standards: 1,4
This is a game board based on the story Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Masterpiece is about a beetle named Marvin who lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompaday's apartment in New York City. James, an 11-year old boy who lives in the apartment, becomes friends with Marvin. When James gets an ink set for drawing from his dad for his birthday, a long friendship begins...
As a teacher, all you need is some dice and little game pieces that can easily be made from a pencil eraser, paper, etc. Before the game begins, students will need to cut out the comprehension game cards that are included. It is best if the game is copied on colored paper or cardstock. Students enjoy this fun reading activity. Teachers will love how the students are not only having a great time, but also reviewing reading skills while playing!
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