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Searching for Lottie Lit Log (novel study)

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
23 pages
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This is a lit log (novel study) by MrsDsEducationalTools for Searching for Lottie (by Susan L Ross). The main character, a 12 year-old girl, decides to do her school family research project on her namesake, her nana’s sister who the family thinks died during the Holocaust.

Key focus skills in the lit log are:

* use text to explain, draw inferences, cite textual evidence

* determine theme, central idea, summarize

* describe, compare, contrast, analyze characters, setting, events

* compare, contrast, describe, explain, analyze points of view

This lit log can be used as a guide for a read aloud or for direct reading instruction (guided reading, novel study, literature circle).

Reading level of text: 4th/5th grade

Interest level of text: ages 9-adult

“Mrs. D”

Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.


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