This is a ready-to-use, 57 page packet for teachers to use with students in grades 4-7 who are reading Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin. It includes a 26 page student workbook, an answer key, a list of research topics for further reading and deeper understanding, and a listing of ELA common core standards supported in the packet.
The student workbook divides the text into five reading assignments of about 35 pages each. In addition there are several culminating activities. Along with each assignment are 4 pages of activities to go along with the reading. They include:
similes, idioms, and onomatopoeia
understanding character traits
The workbook is designed for independent work; that way students can have directed work while the teacher is working on small group or individual instruction. Also, the teacher can have a parent or an aide use the workbook as a guide to be able to direct student performance and understanding or to conduct small group discussions of the book. Questions and tasks in the workbook are intended to prompt high level thinking and quality group discussions.
RAIN REIGN in a Nutshell:
Published in 2014 and written by Ann M. Martin (a Newbery Honor author), this book is the story of 11-year-old Rose Howard. Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates and the world around her. Once her father gives her a stray dog, Rose’s world changes. With him she has a confidant, a friend, and a new responsibility. When she suddenly loses him, it seems her world will collapse. Instead, she grows: in confidence, understanding, maturity, and empathy.
Reading level is approximately 5th grade. Content is best for grades 4-7.
P.S. Did you know?
Rain, Reign was also published in the UK by Usborne Publishers under the title, How to Look for a Lost Dog.
Missouri Mark Twain Award, School Library Best Books of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, Horn Book Fanfare, Booklist's Editor's Choices, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year, Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, Schneider Family Book Award, Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, NCTE Notable Children’s Books, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (Women's National Book Association), ALA Notable Children's Books, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, Bank Street/Josette Frank Award, NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Book Club in April 2016, Runner-up: Teach Primary Children’s Fiction Awards 2016