To begin, students made predictions as to how the novel would end. They wrote them on scrap slips of paper and turned them in, and I shared them with the class.
We discussed the before-reading discussion questions from the Teacher’s Guide.
I read the chapter aloud to my students, and they followed along in their books.
Students worked individually to complete this Graphic Organizer/comprehension question worksheet.
I reviewed the correct answers with them.
Students worked with partners to complete the timeline activity from the Teacher’s Guide (I made a reusable set, of course!).
I assigned them a project. It was an epic fail, and so I will not be posting on it, haha!!
I received express, written consent from the publisher to share the materials that I created and to use the cover image and title of the novel in this blog post. I am not compensated in any way by the author or publisher for writing this post.
Using novels in class:
- How should I use novels in class?
- “Is this novel REALLY Level 1?” – Which factors contribute to text complexity?
- Traffic Light Activities to keep the reading process novel
- Use speed dating to help your students find their perfect book.
- Are my students ready to read this book?
- El Nuevo Houdini lesson plans