This 24 page packet is designed for teachers to use with students, grades 4-6, as they read The Janitor's Boy, by Andrew Clements. Included is a 13 page student booklet that is divided into four reading assignments with questions and tasks to go with each one. Provided also is an answer key. In addition, there is a bookmark master for students to keep track of vocabulary words while reading the book and using the student booklet. Finally, at the end of this packet is a 20 point book test along with answer key. The book test consists of 12 multiple choice questions and two constructed response tasks.
The questions and tasks in this booklet reinforce many skills that good readers and writers need. These include comprehension, vocabulary, inference, summarizing, connecting to the text, character traits, compare/contrast, and determining author's purpose. The packet also gives students practice in writing to explain their thinking and to demonstrate their understanding. The booklet is designed for independent work so that students can work on this in class while the teacher is meeting with another group. (Created by Jean Martin)
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THE JANITOR'S BOY in a nutshell:
Called "A Perfect Book" by the New York Times Book Review, this is another popular story by best-selling author, Andrew Clements! Sixth grader, Jack Rankin, is upset at the idea of attending school in the same building where his father is the custodian. To get even, he rebels. In the end, he learns a lot about himself and about his father. This provides poignant insight into parent-child relationships.
Appropriate for students in grades 4-6. Reading level is approximately 5th grade.
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