Are you looking for a READY MADE common core unit? Look no further! Just print the first 23 pages front to back and hand out to your kids! You can also just use each page as a worksheet after reading the chapter together as a class. Job descriptions, procedures, and worksheets are right in the packet. The last page is a book mark you will want to print separately. It has all the vocabulary, page numbers and definitions. I've also included a copy of the bookmark without the definitions for your students to write what they think the word means based on context. If you do it this way, that person's job may take a little longer than the other three jobs because they'll have to look up the definition in the dictionary to see if they were right.
Witness (summarizes the chapter)
Informant (answers common core questions)
Definition Detective (writes the definition and a sentence with a context clue)
Sketch Artist (sketches a picture of their group members acting out the most important scene from the chapter). When the book is done, I have the kids go through their sketches in order and I take a picture of them acting out their scene in a still shot. I print them and they add conversation or thought bubbles. Then they mix up the pictures to trade with another group where they have to sequence the pictures in the proper order. You can also use these pictures to create a movie trailer in iMovie! Or they can put them into a book on the iPad using Scribble Press. Answer key included.