Looking for a way to kick off your next literature unit? BOOKMARKS PLUS are exactly what you need! BOOKMARKS PLUS provide students with essential knowledge of the book: title, author info, publication date, genre, story premise, descriptions of main characters, themes/topics, and setting.
Each edition also contains a “Words to Know” section, which students can refer to as they come across new words. Some even feature a list of words, along with their definitions, that are specific to the setting.
All this at students' fingertips as they read! Fun freebie and no more dog-eared pages!
Students and teachers alike are delighted with these unique bookmarks. A great addition to your lit unit and completely reproducible for years to come!
Note: Bookmarks are printed front to back, and included are a color version as well as a black and white version (for those of you who would like to print them on card stock).
Here are the 25 Words to Know featured on THE HOBBIT edition of BOOKMARKS PLUS:
1. antiquity: extreme age
2. audacious: bold
3. calamities: disasters
4. defrayed: borne
5. dominion: reign; control
6. enmity: hostility; ill will
7. feint: show; pretense
8. fleeting: brief; momentary
9. flummoxed: bewildered
10. forbear: to resist; avoid
11. gleeds: embers; coals
12. marauding: raiding; looting
13. mustering: gathering for battle
14. onslaught: battering; assault
15. parley: to meet for discussion
16. purloined: stole
17. recompense: repayment
18. scrabbling: desperately searching for
19. surly: grumpy; crabby
20. throng: crowd
21. tumult: uproar; chaos
22. unimpeachable: beyond doubt
23. vagabond: homeless
24. vanguard: troops at the forefront
25. waylaid: ambushed
Note: These same 25 words are also the focus of my THE HOBBIT 25-Word Crossword! Find it in my store!
Check out my DOZENS of other middle school BOOKMARKS PLUS editions (see list below)! Lots of elementary and high school editions as well! Over 200 in all!
FYI: Do you teach THE OUTSIDERS? You're in luck! THE OUTSIDERS edition of Bookmarks Plus is FREE! Access it in the preview for this product or download it from my store!
TESTIMONIALS FOR BOOKMARKS PLUS FROM TEACHERS OF ALL LEVELS!
***My students LOVE these bookmarks. I have one for each of the 11 pieces of literature they read with me during the year. Not only does it keep their place, the bookmarks provide valuable information about each text, as well as helpful vocabulary that could be incorporated into assessments. I actually copy limited numbers of each in color and use as class incentives. My 10th graders LOVE to win contests to upgrade their bookmarks to color (way better than candy as a prize too). I cannot say enough positive things about these bookmarks!—Matthew R.***
***To say that my students loved these would be an understatement. They referred to them all the time, got really upset if their bookmark got misplaced, and said they were "the best thing you've ever given us..." (they are prone to slight exaggeration...but they were appreciative!)...Highly recommend!***—H.S. Language Arts Teacher
***I purchased these bookmarks for 4 novels after downloading the Holes freebie bookmark. They are wonderful! The students refer to them frequently while reading. Struggling readers feel empowered and participate in text discussion much more often. Definitely worth the price!—Portigo P.***
***I gave them to the students a couple of days before we started so they could get acquainted with the story. Thank you!***—Nancy M.
Middle school editions of BOOKMARKS PLUS:
* Across Five Aprils
* Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
* Anne Frank Remembered
* As I Lay Dying
* The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
* The Black Pearl
* The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
* Chasing Vermeer
* Ender’s Game
* Farewell to Manzanar
* The Giver
* The Glory Field
* Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
* The Hobbit
* The Hunger Games
* Johnny Tremain
* Kira, Kira
* The Light in the Forest
* The Lightning Thief
* My Brother Sam Is Dead
* My Side of the Mountain
* Night of the Twisters
* Nothing But the Truth
* Out of My Mind
* The Outsiders—FREE!
* The Pearl
* The Pigman
* Riding Freedom
* Romeo and Juliet
* The Slave Dancer
* The Summer of the Swans
* Tears of a Tiger
* That Was Then, This Is Now
* There’s a Girl in My Hammerlock
* Touching Spirit Bear
* The Witch of Blackbird Pond
* Walk Two Moons
* Woods Runner
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