This is a lit for The Lotterys Plus One (written by Emma Donoghue and illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono.
This lit log can be used as a guide for a read aloud or for reading instruction (guided reading, literature circle, or novel study).
The book is about a family with 4 parents, 7 siblings, 5 pets, and a grandfather with dementia. The author wrote from a child's point of view and included serious issues, but in a delightful tone. The illustrations show ethnic diversity and wonderfully contribute to the text. Themes of the text include: alternative family, multigenerations, children toddler to teenage, grandfather with dementia, LGBT, home schooling, adoption, and parents from different backgrounds.
The main focus skill of the lit log is: quote from text when explaining and drawing inferences. Other focus skills of the text are: 1. compare/contrast characters, setting, events; 2. use text to determine meaning of words and phrases; 3. determine them/summarize text; 4. analyze how visual elements contribute to text; and 5. describe how point of view influences how events are described. Other skills are: making connections and making predictions.
Reading Level of Book: 5th grade
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