This is a novel study for the book Savvy by Ingrid Law. The book activities are broken up into 12 sections. Each section contains comprehension questions, an opportunity for students to record new vocabulary for that section, and an opportunity to practice reading and literacy skills or writing. This novel study works well in a Daily 5/CAFE setting, as a literature circle reading group log, as well as in a traditionally structured reading class.
Skills Included: Comprehension, vocabulary, visualization, inference, prediction, similes and metaphors, sensory images, connecting to text, summarization, generating questions, character traits, main idea and details, compare and contrast, cause and effect, fact and opinion, figurative language, and elements of plot, signposts, quests, plot diagram. response to reading, letter writing, poetry, persuasive writing, narrative writing, nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
Ideas for use:
*Print this novel study 2-sided and use as an assignment for each section of the book.
*Use the comprehension questions as think-pair-share discussions and have cooperative groups work together to complete the literacy pages.
*For vocabulary, you can leave it up to the kids to find words that are new to them or you may choose a few words in advance for them to define before reading.