This guide has everything you need for a small group literature circle/book club study of Threads, by Ami Polonsky. For each group of chapters (usually 2), students complete vocabulary work, an input-output chart to record their thoughts, and critical thinking comprehension questions. Additional pages provided for students to keep track of characters across the alternating stories and to complete after their reading (open mind diagram and compare/contrast activity). I have my students complete work as they read, then come together and share their thoughts (and add to their answers)--groups run themselves and I check in regularly!
Comprehension questions focus on making inferences, supporting answers with text evidence, making text-to-self connections, and evaluating characters' choices--questions that lead to deeper critical thinking about the text!
34 pages are for student use. The remaining pages are the answer key with suggested answers.
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