Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide For Any Novel - Grades 6 & Up
Basic lesson plans with lots of Interactive Novel Log reproducibles that can be adapted for any novel.
Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage close analysis and call for evidence to support claims. This resource also includes suggestions for creating and maintaining Interactive Novel Logs to provide students with a place to connect with the literature in ways of their choosing. Pre- and Post-Reading activities are included as well as suggestions for pairing texts to expand the understanding of themes and topics. 144 pages.
In-Depth Guide for Any Picture Book for grades 2-4 and In-Depth Guide for Any Novel for ages 6 and up and grades 3-5 are available to use with any picture book or novel. In grades 2-4, students interpret the picture book through multimodalities (looking at the text, visual images, and book design). Students are taught key literary terms and how to understand the pictures. There are writing and drawing activity sheets, visual craft activities, collaborative projects, as well as many other activities including learning about different story elements. An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel guides for older students involves keeping an interactive novel log (consisting of a 3-ring binder, blank paper, and activity sheets from the guide) to track the introduction and development of literary elements. Pre-reading and post-reading activities, and additional activity sheets for analyzing characters, genre, comparing two sets of text, and more are also included. Activity sheets for each guide are reproducible for individual classroom use only.
Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.