Now you can teach challenging reading comprehension skills through novels without having to spend all those hours preparing for literature circles or book clubs. Rest assured your students are developing stronger text analysis and critical thinking skills with these George Washington’s Socks novel study activities.
This no fluff novel study format engages students, but it doesn't overwhelm your readers with countless chapter questions that just require them to regurgitate the text.Instead, each day's lesson targets one key comprehension skill essential for reading success.The entire day's lesson can be just focused on building that skill, which has been carefully aligned to state and Common Core standards.
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.
✔Main Idea & Summary
✔Analyzing Text & Dialogue
✔Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions
✔Analyzing Character Traits & Relationships
✔Exploring Characteristics of Genre
✔Vocabulary & Context Clues
✔Cause & Effect
✔Point of View
✔Compare & Contrast
And so much more!
Instructional planning guide
4 paper-saving novel study trifolds - up to 20 instructional days - color & blackline
4 weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary - color & blackline
Cut & paste comprehension prompts for interactive journals