Tired of spending hours planning your novel studies around key comprehension skills? Now you can teach those challenging reading comprehension skills like summary, inference, and cause & effect through novels without having to spend all the hours preparing for your literature circles and book clubs. Plus, you can rest assured your students are developing stronger skills in text analysis and deep thinking about literature through The War that Saved My Life, a historical fiction novel by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
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, like so many novel studies.
Instead, 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.
✔Main Idea & Summary
✔Point of View
✔Cause & Effect
✔Analyzing Story Elements - Setting, Characters, & Relationships
✔Point of View
And so much more!
Instructional planning guide
4 paper-saving novel study trifolds - up to 20 instructional days
4 weekly word of the day flip books for text-based vocabulary
Cut & paste comprehension prompts for interactive journals