This resource is used in conjunction with the children’s book, "The Junkyard Wonders"
by Patricia Polacco. The book can be used in a variety of ways (i.e. read aloud,
station, read-to-someone, book talks, literature circles, etc.). It is totally up to you!
The bundle includes 24 questions about the book, and the questions are broken
down into 3 categories with 8 questions each.
• Vocabulary (5.2A,B,E)
• Inference (5.6Fig19D)
• Mixed TEKS (covers a variety of fiction TEKS)
Each category has two sets of questions (4 each). This allows for flexibility in the
classroom. One set can be used during read aloud and whole group for guided
instruction or to review specific skills while the other can be placed inside a station
or used as an informal assessment or exit ticket. There are tons of options as to
how you can use these questions!
For each category, we have created multiple formats in order to implement STAAR-like
questions into the classroom with this book.
The formats included are:
• Multiple-choice quiz
• Open-ended quiz
• Task cards with multiple choice answers
• Task cards for open-ended response both written and/or oral
• Open-ended worksheet – great way to include writing with literature!
All of these options give you the freedom to use great literature and remain aligned
with the TEKS – without having to lift a finger! We have done all of the heavy lifting
for you. You just enjoy the book with your students and watch them tackle the
We have even included our SCOOT game with the same 24 questions! You can use
them to get your students up and moving after the books has been read! We hope
you and your students truly enjoy this product! Hope y'all enjoy!
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