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

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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).
Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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