Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core

Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
Wretched Stone Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core
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The Wretched Stone 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!

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This book study is a series of original and unique activities for Chris Van Allsburg’s imaginative speculative picture book The Wretched Stone. This is a thought provoking and intriguing work of fantasy with brilliant images. Captain Randall Ethan Hope sets off on a sea voyage with his respected crew and soon encounters a strange artifact with mystical powers. The stone is alluring and peculiar and fascinates the crew but the Captain begins to realize the stone has a horrifying effect on his men. Can he break the spell before they are all doomed to die at sea? This book study is my fourth of its and will be part of my Chris Van Allsburg Author Study bundle.

This 60 page book study is a collection of Multiple Choice and 2-point Rubric Assessment Questions, Comic Strips, Response Questions, a Rigorous Common Core Response to Literature, Letter Writing Templates, 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 Contents>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Pages 2-5: Review/Assessment/Quiz (2 pgs.) >
Identifications, Multiple Choice, Micro Responses
Five (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: Causal Root GO
Page 11: Problem/Solution GO
Page 12: Elements of Literature Overview [Vocabulary]
Page 13: KWL Chart/GO
Page 14: Self-Monitoring Questions GO
Pages 15-16: The Pelagian Traveler Newspaper Article Template
Pages 17-18: Letter Writing Templates (x2)
Page 19: 5 W and 1 H Response Card Cut-Outs (6)
Page 20: Vocabulary Card Cut-Outs > Word, Part/Speech, Def’n
Page 21: Climactic Effect GO [Advanced]
Page 22: Cause and Effect GO [Simple]
Page 23: Science Fiction and Fantasy T-Chart
Page 24: Making Speculations Sketch Questions
Page 25: Text Evidence and Making Speculations GO
Page 26: Captain’s Log: Recording Text Based Details
Page 27: Open-Ended Wheel GO
Page 28: Text Evidence Graphic Organizer
Page 29-30: Making Inferences I & II GOs
Page 31: Brainstorming Cloud Graphic Organizer
Page 32: 5 Ws and 1 H Response Graphic Organizer
Pages 33-34: Vocabulary & Parts of Speech GOs
Page 35: Key Vocabulary List
Page 36-37: Imagery and Figurative Language GOs
Page 38: (2) Synonym/Antonym Relationship Web GOs
Page 39: Character Traits Graphic Organizer
Pages 40-41: Comparing & Contrasting T-Chart/Venn Diagram
Pages 42-43: Open-Ended Drawing/Response Templates (x2)
Page 44: Foreshadowing Timeline
Pages 45-46: Chris V. Allsburg Author’s Card/Picture Book List
Pages 47-48: Common Core Response to Literature
Pages 49-50: 2 Page Creative Writing Template
Page 51: Creative Writing Template with Prompt [Short]
Pages 52-53: Comic Strip Templates (x2)
Pages 54-55: Making Text Connections Response GO A & B
Pages 56-57: Short Response Templates A & B
Pages 58-59: Where’s Fritz? GO/Where’s Fritz [Answers]
Pages 60-65: TpT Store Advertisement

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