The Jacket | Clements | Discussion Cards

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. I created these Common Core (CCSS) aligned discussion and constructed response questions for The Jacket, Just Juice, Hoot and Wonder when I taught fifth grade. The questions are text dependent and they address a broad range of common core standards for English Language Arts. I divided my students in
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I have used these Common Core (CCSS) aligned discussion and constructed response questions for The Jacket by Andrew Clements successfully for several years with fifth graders. A former student teacher in my class developed the questions and I designed and created the cards. (Don't worry. She gave me permission to use the prompts she wrote!)

I decided to make cards for a couple of reasons:

1. I made them to save paper. Once you print and laminate these, you can use them for many years in either a literacy center or in small group instruction.

2. I wanted to make them aesthetically more appealing and colorful.

The set contains 24 discussion questions and 6 constructed response questions. I have also included a R.A.C.E.S. chart to remind students to use R.A.C.E.S. when answering constructed response questions.

Although I am and have been a fifth grade teacher for many years, I think these questions could work well with 3rd, 4th, and possibly 6th graders.

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Wonder Question Cards

Just Juice Question Cards

Danny, the Champion of the World Question Cards

Hoot Question Cards

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.


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