This set of materials is everything you need for your students to complete an independent novel study, or student-monitored literature circle, of Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli! The activities and questioning in the study are student-centered, and promote higher order thinking through analyzing and evaluating the characters and their actions, as well as connecting with the text. Though this can definitely be used for a class novel study, or for class discussions, it was designed for students to take ownership of analyzing the deeply social intricacies of the novel, and apply it to their own lives.
Included in the novel study materials:
*Instructions and a cover sheet to create student folders for all the materials;
*Critical thinking, short-answer and essay questions for each of the 33 chapters in the novel (some shorter chapters were combined - total of 29 sections);
*Imbedded activities based on the novel, i.e. creating a cheer, writing a newspaper article, advertising posters, sensory activities, creating greeting cards and a Random Acts of Kindness To-Do List, an advice column, and more;
*Final Project Menu, with 6 higher-order thinking project choices, including a scoring rubric
Please check out the preview to see a sample of the materials in the guide! I used this novel as an enrichment project with my school's 5th graders, but it would be a great middle or high school novel!
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