Your students will practice a multitude of Common Core skills while they enjoy reading The Shakespeare Stealer with this 17-page Novel Guide ready to hand out as you go!
In chapter-by-chapter sequence, each page of the student guide is attractively designed with specific prompts that allow students to cite textual evidence as they explore characters and their actions, new settings, plot development, significant quotations, literary devices, author's tone and word connotation, point of view, and development of theme. The guide is designed in a variety of student-friendly formats such as charts, bulleted lists, bordered segments, etc. Students usually enjoy working on the packet with a partner or in small groups, or it can be completed independently.
Four pages of vocabulary study are also included which highlight 20 words from the novel with definitions given. Sentences are provided, where students fill in the correct word after considering the definitions, as well as areas to create several visuals for words of their choice.
The COMMON CORE Skills embedded in this product are:
--Students cite textual evidence to analyze what the text says and inferences made
--Students identify and analyze figurative language
--Students analyze author’s use of dialogue
--Students consider narrator’s point of view
--Student consider the development of theme
--Students analyze author’s word choices /connotation
--Students learn meanings of new words
Because Blackwell uses very short chapters with cliffhangers, I have grouped Chapters 1-3 and Chapters 4-5 so that students could get a little ways into the novel without having to stop after every chapter to work on the guide. I begin separating each chapter with Chapter 6. You can decide to stop reading after each chapter to work on the guide, or to read a couple and then pause for the response work.
A FULL ANSWER KEY is included.
Common Core Standards are listed in the product.
Please download the PREVIEW pages to view some content and the style of this resource!
Thank you, Joy Sexton
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