I created this packet to use with my third grade reading group of English Language Learners. They just love Magic Tree House Books! This packet provides students with a tool to guide their independent reading, and help prepare for group discussions.
This packet is intended to be used by students while they read. There are two pages for students to complete for each chapter.
This packet is essentially a hefty graphic organizer, focusing on key reading strategies. For each chapter, students are expected to make predictions, look for key vocabulary, write questions, take notes on the setting and events (summarize), and answer comprehension questions.
I found that students used this packet with ease, and appreciated being able to use it as a reference in our group discussions. Students were able to work the the packet at their own pace, and I was able to assign roles to students during group discussion based on the work they did in their packet while reading.