Grade 4 Literature Guides -Collection A- provides you with ready to go Literature Circle packets for four novels:
The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith
The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson
Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare (Newbery Honor Book)
The packets include:
*A cover page with a picture of the book
*A book specific schedule of readings, assignments, and activities for groups to work at their own pace
*Pre-Reading Activities specific to each book
*Assignment pages, charts, writing activities, etc. to be completed during reading
*Post-Reading Activities specific to each book
*Three Pluses and a Wish sheet where students record what groups are doing well and what they need to work on for the next meeting
*A choice sheet where students select which book they would like to read
These Literature Circle packets are NOT designed to overwhelm the students or to zap their love of reading. I have created these packets because I am not a fan of having too much work to do before the students can continue reading the next set of chapters. The activities included are the right mix of content and reading strategies, in my opinion. I have tested these guides with many 4th graders over the years and have fine-tuned them into what you are purchasing now.
I hope these guides save you valuable "Teacher Tyme". I look forward to your feedback!
Be on the lookout for Grade 4 Literature Guides - The Dog Collection.