In “Save Me a Seat,” two classmates – Ravi, who has just arrived from India and is used to being a star student and athlete; and Joe, who struggles with an auditory processing disorder – alternatively tell the story of their first week in fifth grade.
Save Me a Seat is written at a 4.7 grade equivalence level.
This novel study includes comprehension and inference questions, as well as short term projects organized by the five days of that eventful week. Additional after-reading projects are included. These projects can be used with the whole group, small groups, and/or individuals, and are especially helpful in differentiating for diverse learners.
A scoring rubric is included that can be used to help students reflect and improve on their written responses to reading. This can easily be changed to meet the needs of your students and your teaching style.
Related Common Core Standards for reading (literature) and writing are listed.
Answers are included.