Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core

Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Widow's Broom Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
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The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg:
An In-Depth Picture Book Study for Grades 3-8

Purchase all My Chris Van Allsburg Book Studies as a Bundle and $ave!

Chris Van Allsburg Author Study of 7 Books!

1] Ben’s Dream Book Study

2] Just A Dream

3] The Stranger Book Study

4] The Widow’s Broom

5] The Wretched Stone Book Study

6] The Z Was Zapped Book Study

7] Newly Added: Jumanji

8] BONUS FREEBIE: Large 8.5x14 Comparing & Contrasting Graphic Organizers!

Product/Materials Preface:

This book study is a series of original and unique activities for Chris Van Allsburg’s supernatural book The Widow’s Broom. This thought provoking work of fantasy has brilliant images and a powerful theme. The widow Minna Shaw saves a witch who fell out of the sky. The witch abruptly leaves without her broom because she thinks it’s powerless. When the broom regains it power Minna is both startled and amazed and finds a new companion in the animate object. When her neighbors find out it brings problems for the widow. This story is the tale of how individuals easily turn on their own and fear what they do not understand. This is my fifth Chris Van Allsburg book study and will be part of my Author Study bundle.

This 60+ page book study and comes with: Multiple Choice and 2-point Rubric Assessment Questions, Comic Strips, Response Questions, a Common Core Response to Literature Letter Writing Template, Creating Writing Prompts, a Newspaper Article Template, Story Boards, Graphic Organizers, Vocabulary Cards and other unique Activities. These original items will work perfectly as a Part of a Unit of Study in Fiction and its Related Literary Themes. The activities will also make excellent Bulletin Board Ideas! The materials provided can definitely be used for up to a 2 Week ELA Unit and are interchangeable between grade levels. You can easily differentiate your lessons in a variety of ways.

Table of Content:
Pages 2-5: Review/Assessment/Quiz (2 pgs.) >
Identifications, Multiple Choice, Micro Responses, &
Eight (8) 2-Point Rubric Response Questions
Pages 6: 2-point Rubric Response GO for Struggling Students
Page 7: Setting Graphic Organizer
Pages 8-9: Advanced Story Element Graphic Organizer
Page 10: Character Blurb GO
Page 11: Basic Elements of Literature Overview GO
Page 12: Causal Root and Divergent Effects GO
Page 13: Problem/Solution GO
Page 14: Elements of Literature Vocabulary Overview/List
Pages 15-16: KWL GO and Self-Monitoring Questions GO
Pages 17-18: The Superstitious Inquisitor News Article Template
Pages 19-20: Letter Writing Templates (x2)
Page 21: 5 W and 1 H Response Card Cut-Outs (6)
Page 22: Vocabulary Card Cut-Outs > Word, Part/Speech, Def’n
Page 23: Cause and Effect GO [Simple]
Page 24: Climatic Effect GO [Advanced]
Page 25: Science Fiction and Fantasy T-Chart
Page 26: Text Evidence and Making Speculations GO
Page 27: Recording Text Evidence List GO
Page 28: Open-Ended Wheel GO
Page 29: Open-Ended Text Evidence Graphic Organizer
Page 30-31: Making Inferences GO x2
Page 32: Brainstorming Cloud Graphic Organizer
Page 33: 5 Ws and 1 H Response Graphic Organizer
Page 34-35: Vocabulary Word Work
Page 36: Key Vocabulary Word List
Page 37: Reaching Beyond the Text: Univ. Theme [Teacher]
Page 38: Formulating a Universal Theme
Page 39: Questions to Stimulate Universal Theme
Page 40: Theme 4 Quadrant GO
Page 41: Identifying Imagery GO
Page 42: Indentifying Figurative Language GO
Page 43: (2) Synonym/Antonym Relationship Web GOs
Page 44: Character Traits Graphic Organizer
Page 45-46: Comparing & Contrasting T-Chart/Venn Diagram
Pages 47-48: Open-Ended Drawing/Response Templates (x2)
Page 49: Open-Ended Timeline GO
Page 50: Chris Van Allsburg Author’s Card
Page 51: Chris Van Allsburg Picture Book List
Pages 52-53: Common Core Response to Literature
Pages 54-55: 2 Page Creative Writing Template with Prompt A
Page 56: Creative Writing Template with Prompt A [Short]
Pages 57-58: Comic Strip Templates (x2)
Page 59: Making Text Connections Response GO A
Page 60: Making Text Connections Response GO B
Pages 61-62: Response Templates A and B
Page 63: Where’s Fritz? GO
Page 64: Where’s Fritz [Answers]
Page 65-70: Advertisement

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