Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 In-Depth Guides for Great Literature (Rigorous Reading)
Maximize your students' reading experience by providing activities that foster comprehension and reinforce understanding of literary elements. Activities for each section allow students to process portions of the novel through individual and collaborative exercises that encourage close reading. Suggestions for maintaining Interactive Novel Logs provide students with additional ways to reflect and connect personally with the novel. Students have the opportunity to synthesize their ideas through a variety of post-reading activities. 80 pages.
With an eye to the rigorous reading requirements in state and national standards (i.e. close reading, deeper analysis), this series of In-Depth Guides aims to move beyond just recounting a book's events and looking up a few vocabulary words. Instead, the emphasis is on the student learning how to "add to or alter their understanding of the novel as they are reading it." Students keep an Interactive Novel Log (notebook form) of their journey through a novel, giving them the place and the space to record their thoughts and observations. A good novel is complex and multi-layered. Students are asked to trace the development of literary elements as well as make inferences and predictions about the story in addition to detailing the novel's events. This well-crafted teaching resource provides background information, lesson plans, a multitude of individual and collaborative activities, lots of reproducibles, and an answer key. 80 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
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.