We wrote rigorous text dependent questions where students use evidence from the text to deepen their understanding of the stories. Questions cover 7-8 Common Core Literature standards each book. We created graphic organizers and writing in response to text activities to incorporate writing standards. We also incorporated an art piece to compliment each read-aloud and designed bulletin board headings to display the work.
Each lesson plan will guide us through 3 days of close reading. Each day we will read the book for a different purpose and students will complete a different activity.