You'll never look at a novel the same way again! The Notice and Note signposts help readers learn when to stop, think and respond to critical points in a text. Our product is a Novel Study Guide based on the Notice and Note signposts using the book Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. These signposts will help you assist your students with creating a deep understanding of the book as they pause to closely examine the text, note character development, conflict, point of view, and theme.
The professional text, Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst has revolutionized the way we teach reading. You can use the signposts to:
*Teach students important places to stop and closely analyze the text
*Guide discussions in Literature Circles/Book Clubs
*As a reference for conferencing about the novel with students
*It can even be used as a guide during a read aloud to model important places to stop and think
We have available for you both a teacher and student novel guide! We provide a teacher novel guide that lists the signpost, the page it is located on, an excerpt from the text and a brief summary of what is happening in the text at the time of the signpost. The student novel guide includes the signpost, the page it is located on, an excerpt from the text and a place for the student to take notes about the text and their thinking.
**For most of our signpost novel guides we cover each of the six signposts as they occur in the novel, but for Out of My Mind we felt the storyline really focused on the three signposts: Memory Moment, Aha Moment, and Contrasts and Contradictions. Having our students focus on these three signposts helped them better understand how to analyze Memory Moments, Aha Moments and Contrasts and Contradictions, as well as develop a deeper appreciation of Melody (the main character) and what she has experienced. We hope your students enjoy this book as much as ours did!
CCSS: Key Ideas and Details:
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas