Description : A guide to studying "The Cay" by Theodore Taylor, the story of an adolescent white boy who is befriended by an old black man after being blinded in an incident at sea; featuring an author biography, advice on setting up and managing literature circles, and reproducible activity sheets for group discussions and literature response journals.
Description : A literature circle guide to "Walk Two Moons" for students in grades four through eight, featuring a summary of the story, information about author Sharon Creech, enrichment readings, and group discussion and journal writing prompts.
Description : A guide to E. L. Konigsburg's "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," for use with literature circles in grades 4-8, that provides tools including reading strategy tips, discussion questions, and writing prompts. Also includes an evaluation sheet.
Description : A guide to facilitating the discussion of the novel by Jerry Spinelli by students in grades four through eight offers suggestions for identifying themes, analyzing vocabulary, and responding to the text.
Description : Suggested activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of Roll of thunder, hear my cry by Mildred D. Taylor.
Description : This one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles, based on Jean Spearhead George’s The Sign of the Beaver, shows teachers how to organize small discussion groups that work! Includes stimulating questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the author’s craft, and respond meaningfully to the text—all of which meet state and national language arts standards. For use with Grades 4-8.
Description : "Everything you need for successful literature circles that get kids thinking, talking, writing--and loving literature"--Cover.