Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan Book Club Reading Guide

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan Book Club Reading Guide
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For my book clubs, I have created what I call a "Book About A Book" for each book I use to serve as a reading guide and discussion guide. Each guide divides the novel into sections meant to be read over a week and includes new vocabulary to find and define, an active reading section to be completed as the student reads and 5-6 literary analysis/comprehension questions to be completed after reading that section. There is also a section at the beginning to record characters and descriptions and follow up questions that usually include a place to practice summarizing the book. I meet with my groups once per week and they are expected to come on their designated day having read the pages for that week and completed the BAAB section. We use what they've written as a jumping off point for our book club discussion.

The "Book About a Book" or BAAB should be printed out and then ALTERNATE the way the pages are facing (so every other page is turned upside down), so that when you copy it front to back and fold the pages in half, it creates a little book. I staple it down the middle to hold it together.

I've left the file in Word format so that you can re-format if it you don't like the BAAB half page way I do it or you can use the questions and information in whatever way works best. I've found that this method reduces paper usage and gives students something to refer back to as we discuss the book together.

I posted this one as free but there are many others available for sale in my store.
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6 pages
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