The Time We Ran Away is a book composed of different short stories/excerpts of a wide range of books written by various authors. Each chapter is a teaser for the full book. I have made a guided reading packet made up of activities for each of the sections in this engaging book. The activities students will be completing include reading concepts such as inferring, comparing and contrasting, synonym and antonym activities, character traits, and quote analysis just to name a few.
This can be used for your lower readers who struggle with reading long chapters and are working to build stamina. It can also be used with your middle to higher level readers who can practice reading books within their interest levels as each section gives a snap shot of what the full book will be about. After meeting for any of the chapters and completing the activities, you can encourage interested students to seek out the book from your library to continue reading.
I hope you enjoy using this reading tool! Please leave feedback and let me know of any additional activities that could be added to further benefit our students in a guided reading group with this book.
You can find copies of this book on the scholastic website. They have class bundles available at https://clubs.scholastic.com/the-time-we-ran-away-10-book-pack/9781338253467-rco-us.html .