This product is one of my favorites for a Novel Study unit. It is aligned with Common Core standards and is easily adjustable to fit the needs of any time frame and differentiated instruction. The final project is a “Book Jacket” that not only looks great, but really teaches reading comprehension at a deeper level. The weekly reading prompts help the students with the final product and the graphic organizers help guide instruction.
This product includes weekly reading prompts for 8 – 10 weeks, which focus on making connections to the text, visualizing, figurative language, summarizing, characterization, inferring, and vocabulary building. The graphic organizers support all learners and can also be used with an interactive whiteboard or document camera for whole class use.
The grading rubric, directions, and checklist make this project easy to teach and grade. The weekly pacing guide is a great way for students to take charge of their own time management.