The PDF works with the close reading strategy of "Notice and Note". This activity works best after the students have had some practice with Notice and Note, but before reading a chapter book or long piece of literature.
No clip art to hint at any theme or signposts on the three worksheets. Depending on your scaffolding and discussion, this activity could take 1-2 reading periods. Or, these sheets could be used as a Notice/Note assessment.
-prompting for sticky note reading
-signpost related questioning with story evidence
The document is meant for use with the fable of the Boy Who Cried Wolf (copies available on the internet, eBooks, and paperback books). All Aesop-based versions are pretty similar and will pair fine with these sheets.
The Notice and Note fictional close reading strategy helps readers make sense of character traits, themes, motives, foreshadowing, and many other important fiction elements.
I've used this with general ed. third grade and gifted ed second grade. If Notice and Note is new to your students, you could stretch this to fourth and fifth grade as an easy introduction.