This is a ready-to-use, 31 PAGE PACKET designed for teachers to use with students in grades 4-7 as they read THE SCHOOL STORY, by Andrew Clements. Included is a 19 PAGE STUDENT BOOKLET (plus an ANSWER KEY) that divides the text into SIX reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. There is also an end-of-book quiz that consists of 10 multiple choice questions and 4 constructed response tasks along with answer key. In addition, there is a BOOKMARK master to help students keep track of vocabulary words. Created by Jean Martin.
The questions and tasks in this booklet cover and reinforce the skills that good readers and writers need. The skills covered include comprehension, vocabulary, similes, metaphors, summarizing, connecting to the text, point-of-view, visualizing, and determining author's purpose. The packet also gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding in addition to a creative writing task. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group.
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THE SCHOOL STORY in a nutshell:
Another popular school story by best-selling author, Andrew Clements! Sixth Grader, Natalie Nelson, uses writing to memorialize her recently deceased father. Her best friend, Zoe, is convinced that she has just the right skills to get Natalie's story published and she sets out to prove it. Rated as a "standout" by Publisher's weekly, this is a tender, fun-to-read book that is sure to have wide appeal.
Appropriate for students in grades 4-7. Reading level is approximately 5th grade.
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