Planning a high-quality novel study can take hours of your precious time, and those long list of chapter questions often results in little-to-no skill transfer beyond the book. Now you can teach those challenging reading comprehension skills like text analysis, inference, and summary through novels without having to spend all the hours preparing for your literature circles and book clubs.
You can rest assured your students are developing stronger skills in text analysis and deep thinking about literature through Magic Tree House: Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne.
This no fluff novel study format engages students, but it doesn't overwhelm your book groups/literature circles with countless chapter questions that just require them to regurgitate the text. Plus, research has shown engaging students in a series helps encourage them to read more and develop stronger reading skills.
Each day's lesson targets one key comprehension skill essential for reading success and the entire day's lesson can be just focused on building that skill. When it comes time to respond, students are asked to use critical thinking skills and combine their own thoughts and opinions with the text to go beyond just a basic understanding of the plot.
Designed to be used whole-class, small group, or as an individual book study. Each section of the no prep, foldable trifolds aligns with state and Common Core standards and is designed to engage even your most hesitant readers.
✔Responding to Literature
✔Analyzing Character Traits
✔Problem & Solution
And so much more!
Instructional planning guide
2 paper-saving novel study trifolds - up to 10 instructional days - color & blackline
2 weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary
Cut & paste comprehension prompts for interactive journals