This is a 24 page, ready-to-use packet for teachers with students who are reading Beverly Cleary's book, Runaway Ralph. Included is a 16 page student booklet designed to reinforce essential reading and writing skills for students in grades 3-5. Also included is an answer key, vocabulary bookmarks, and a biography of Beverly Cleary. Skills supported include understanding cause and effect, connecting to the text, expanding vocabulary, demonstrating general comprehension, explaining, summarizing, visualizing, and noticing similarities and differences. Created by Jean Martin.
Just copy and give three staples on the left side to create student booklets. The booklet is divided into five reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. It is designed for independent work so that students may be working on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group. In my 4th grade classroom students were responsible for completing one reading assignment with the accompanying questions each week. They would be given three, 40 minute periods per week to complete one assignment. They would then meet once a week with me (or an aide or a parent), along with the other students reading the same book (we called this a "book club" meeting) to discuss the book and review the assignments.
Customize the use of this packet as you wish. What worked for me, may not be what works best for you. For example, instead of using this as class work, the packet could also be used as homework. Also, instead of creating a booklet, the pages can be copied and handed out singly as separate assignments. You might like to have readers who are more challenged by the work do partner reading and complete tasks together.
Runaway Ralph a nutshell:
The adventures of Ralph and his motorcycle continue in this classic adventure story. Ralph runs away from the hotel where he has always lived to seek excitement. And, that is exactly what he gets! This is the second book in the Ralph trilogy, though each book can stand alone and does not need the other two books to be loved and enjoyed.
Appropriate for students in grades 3-5. Reading level approximately 4th grade.
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