Novel Study for "Okay for Now" by Gary Schmidt. Includes "Discussion Tables" – Use these excerpts from the book to spark classroom discussions, or display/read excerpt and have students write about them. You can also glue to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the excerpt as seen in the preview. 38 excerpts from the entire book. Each excerpt is labeled by chapter number. Also included are "Keeping up with my Character" pages. If you have read Wednesday Wars, there is also a page for "What do we know about Doug from The Wednesday Wars?" Examples of thinking notes.
~Trivia Contest (just like in the book but not the same as the book)
"Is this Historical Fiction or Fiction" page
Theme- This page allows kids to think about theme during the entire book and not just at the end. After reading each chapter, students write what they feel is the theme of Okay for Now.
*Figurative Language Page- Students write down examples of figurative language as they read the book. There is an example page.