This lovely story is a true story of the magic of children's imagination as they create their own town. I have also used this with my mapping unit as this journal includes a "Make your own" town map with a map key. This book journal includes many story elements, as well as a "Diary" where students can step into a characters shoes as they respond to story events. This journal also includes graphic organizers, constructed response writing, vocabulary, and much more!
- Fiction vs. nonfiction
- What do you know about...
During Reading Activities:
- Specific comprehension questions
- Sketch important life events.
After Reading Activities:
- Picture retelling
- Compare and contrast
- Cause and effect
- Friendly letter writing - letter to author
- Reader's response writing prompt - text to self - 3 writing prompts: Write About It, Think about it, Go Deeper (close reading format)
- Book rating pages
- Author's purpose
- Vocabulary cards
- Summing it up - thoughts about what was read
- Important Noun search
-Sketch favorite part.
-Web graphic organizer -wht do you know about Roxaboxen?
-Graphic organizer, paragraph Writing
-Paragraph writing page
-Beginning, Middle, End graphic organizer
-Story Retelling graphic organizer
-"Step Into Their Shoes" -character writing diary pages
This is easily a weeks worth of work on this story - use as many or a few pages as you like! Can be used as assessment.