The novel study is organised into the 24 chapters of the book. Each chapter has 2-6 questions, all of which elicit higher order thinking (no lower-order questions such as what, who, where etc. are included). The questions are informally based on Bloom's Taxonomy and The Williams Model. They also meld nicely with many strategies from C.A.R.S, First Steps and The Maker Model.
This novel study was developed for use with my Grade 1/2 gifted and talented class but would also be useful for both mainstream and gifted/talented classes from Years 3-5.
There is a strong focus on comparing and contrasting, building vocabulary, understanding figurative language, connecting, analysing, and understanding inferential information.
I do not include spaces for answers, as this allows you to differentiate... you might expect a 1 sentence answer from your lowest group of students, and a whole essay on the same question from your top group of students, including evidence/quotes from the text. It gives you the flexibility to use the questions how you choose. In fact, it also allows you to designate (or let the students choose) which questions are answered by which students.
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