I used these activities when I did my very first literature circles as an intern with my fourth grade students who were a part of an intervention group. It worked out really well! Not only did the students love the book, but the activities kept them engaged and held them accountable for keeping up with the reading when they met with me!
The pack includes five topics that are relevant to the book:
Cause and Effect, Making Prediction, Character Traits, Text Connections, and Summarizing.
If you'd like a stand-alone version of the Cause and Effect mini lesson, check out my Cause and Effect - One Day Activity here -> ()
The pack also includes vocabulary for the first 8 chapters and a blank vocabulary sheet for students to create their own vocabulary list!
When I used these activities, I gave each student a clear front presentation folder and they wrote their name on the cover page.
Because we were doing state testing, the activities lasted me three weeks and each week, I added the week’s activities into their folders. I also intermixed the activities with student-led discussions and days that were solely dedicated to reading.
Additionally, because we had only about a month's time, the students had a decent amount of reading to do (usually two or three chapters at a time). I never assigned them reading for homework, they only read in class which worked out really well for the type of students I had.
Even if you don't use this they way that I did, I hope that the resources within the pack are perfect to use when working with The Chocolate Touch!