TABLE OF CONTENTS > Table of contents > Chapter questions & vocab (w/ sketching) > Graphic organizers > Book review form > Crossword puzzle > Keys -------------------------
> 11 vocab activities > Vocabulary activities include sketching/doodling > Novel-based crossword puzzle > Book Review Form: This can be used for ANY book. A great resource all year/career long! Asks student to: describe protagonist, summarize book, tell if they recommend it (or not) and why, and rate it.
CHAPTER QUESTIONS >Four types of questions/activities
Short Response (complete sentences not required)
Complete Response (complete sentences required)
> Questions for every chapter - 108 questions > "Complete Response" questions are great for discussion as they're often reflective/no wrong answer style to encourage independent thinking & interpretation. > 13% of questions have no wrong answer: Open-ended to encourage reflection.
Example Chapter Questions > Who disrespects Bryan’s Ma at school? > List three reasons Bryan enjoys having Big Will as a friend. > What does Bryan see in his reflection in the windows as he and Mike walk home? > Mike apologizes to Bryan’s mother. He promises Bryan he won’t get him in trouble again. Take a moment, then make a prediction about what you think might happen next. Two+ sentence minimum > There’s a simile on the last page of chapter 32. What is the whole sentence, including the simile? > Why is Bryan mad at himself at the end of chapter 26? > T / F Bryan is not 100% sure he wants to cut school. > Why does Bryan wish he was like Luke Cage? Explain. Two+ sentence minimum
3 character-based Venns
2 detailed character-based organizers
1 story mountain organizer
> 5Ws character graphic organizer is customized to the story.(Not generic.) Example entry provided. > Detailed character graphic organizers are specific to the text, not generic. > Detailed character graphic organizers require close reading.
> Two re-usables
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <>All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resources for special education or below-level learners. Novel workbook comprehension questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); roughly 7th grade level.