Maggie revolts against learning cursive writing and has to learn to face the consequences in this wonderful Beverly Cleary book! The characters are very real, funny – and far from perfect- and they can help spark discussion on how hard it is to admit one is wrong!!! This 55 page journal includes many graphic organizers, constructed response questions and a week's worth of activities and story elements. This journal can be used a few pages at a time or as a packet. Can also be used for assessment purposes.
The journal includes:
-Fiction vs. nonfiction
-What do you know about...
-Questions/answers while reading
-4 Comprehension questions per chapter
-Writing prompts using quotes from text: Think About It, Text to self, Author’s Purpose
-Beginning, middle, end graphic organizers
-Sketch important events
-Student rating page
-Character Traits – Maggie and Mrs. Leeper
-Friendly letter writing to character
-Vocabulary cards for students
-Focus wall vocab. cards
-Author’s viewpoint graphic organizer
-ABC order – vocab. words
-Fact vs Opinion: Maggie
-Summing it up – what did you learn?
-3,2,1 Summarize graphic organizer
-The Big Idea graphic organizer
-6 page Retelling Journal
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