Description : A Literature Circle is a group of students reading the same novel, and producing a common goal or projects through cooperative learning. The authors give specific guidelines and procedures to help you establish, administer, and evaluate a successful reading program. Each unit includes a summary of a novel, a reproducible vocabulary list, and a variety of group activities that inspire collaboration, assumption of responsibility, critical thinking, and thoughtful use of the story. Grades 3-8.
Description : Follow the story of a young girl stranded for years on an island off the California coast. This instructional guide for literature features rigorous and engaging lessons and activities to aid in students' comprehension and analysis. These appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities were written to support the Common Core State Standards and incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. Each lesson and activity work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.
Description : Provides reproducible anticipation guides for popular novels for grades 4 through 8, ranging from claslsics to current award winners.
Description : Intended as a literary study guide with activities designed for group and individual projects. Includes a book summary, author information, vocabulary builders, comprehension and discussion questions and cross-curricular activities. Some pages are reproducible for classroom use. Correlates with the Scholastic literacy place language arts program.
Description : Offers a literature unit based on the popular story of a young Native American girl who spends eighteen years alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California.