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These are reading roadmaps for the book The Missing Manatee by Cynthia DeFelice. The mystery book takes place in Florida and encompasses a boy coming to age, dealing with the divorce of his parents, and often spends time alone out on a river... that is until he discovers a manatee that has been shot. The boy then focuses his energy on solving the mystery of the manatee and bringing the criminal to "justice". Roadmaps are a more student-centered way to facilitate reading with accountable talk. The roadmaps are extremely student-friendly and guide students through reading each chapter of the book. The roadmaps tell the students which words to preview before reading each chapter, when to stop & jot, turn and talk to a partner, answer a written response question, sketch a scene (to help with visualization), etc. Most of the questions are Florida (LAFS) standards-based for 3rd grade but you could easily adapt this resource for 4th or 5th grade, as the standards are not labeled and this is an editable file.The roadmaps tell the student which pages to read and which pages to stop on to complete the activity. This helps build autonomy within the literacy block. This bundle includes only chapters 7-15 because I like to begin reading the book whole group, as an interactive read aloud, and then have students begin using the roadmaps when they are comfortable with the plot of the book. We ended the book whole group, which is fun, because by chapter 15 the mystery is solved.