Three Times Lucky Novel Study by Dianne Watson
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage is a 2013 Newberry Honor Book. It is a murder mystery but so much more. The story is told from the main character's (Mo) point of view. Mo is funny and smart and bold. I loved the book and know my students will too.
This novel study focuses on thinking critically about text. Writing is embedded in the study. All analysis work is based on analyzing literary elements with emphasis on using the text as evidence (a common core staple).
Many of the activities are designed to be cooperative ones which require discussion and student defense of their ideas (again, using text evidence as their support).
The study includes
1. Vocabulary list with page numbers.
2. Connecting vocabulary to text with a graphic organizer template.
3. Comprehension and critical thinking questions with answer key.
4. Character analysis using text.
5. Figurative language analysis with answer key.
6. Significant dialogue/text analysis.
7. Analyzing the use of suspense.
8. Theme analysis
9. Writing connections with page numbers.
Three Times Lucky Novel Study
by Dianne Watson
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