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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora | No-Prep Novel Study | Middle School Reading

Story Trekker
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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75 pages
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  1. Vibrant characters and powerful storytelling feature in each of these novels. You and your students will love them!This bundle offers a wealth of resources for four novels that promote Hispanic culture: Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya, Lucky Broke
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Talk about a book that's relevant.

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora covers everything from gentrification to family dynamics to teenage love. What more could you ask for in a book! I've loved reading this book so much that I've designed a tailor-made set of activities to accompany it. So if you don't have time to read the book yourself, no worries. Your students can dive in and you can continue to support them every step of the way.

With Reading Road Maps, a student can reap the benefits of having an “expert reader” demonstrate good comprehension methods and questioning strategies. Reading road maps are designed to help students read independently by having each reader interact with the text while reading. The road maps utilize specific skills for high-level reading, such as inferring, predicting, summarizing, and visualizing. At times, the road map “models” good comprehension strategies by commenting on elements in the book using proven methods for comprehension. Additionally, students are able to self-select a book and read at their own pace while being held accountable for their comprehension.

These resources allow teachers to evaluate student comprehension and progress on a specific text. The questions are not general (who is the main character) but focus on precise events, characters, conflicts, plots, thematic issues.

This unique resource offers over 70 pages of materials to help kids read independently and comprehend text using a variety of skills. It includes a detailed answer key, specific text-related questions, vocabulary words with definitions and page numbers, a culminating multiple-choice and short answer quiz (with answers), vocabulary extension activities, writing prompts, a research component, and enrichment activities to reach all levels and learners. AND if that weren't enough, it's pretty to look at too!

Perfect for grades 6-8, ELL students, or struggling readers. Can be used with individual students, whole-class instruction, or in conjunction with literature circles.

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75 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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