Students suffer from a knowledge deficit. Students only exposed to fiction will lack the necessary background and vocabulary to understand history and science texts. But reading nonfiction can be difficult. Nonfiction does not follow the predictable structure of fiction stories and often contains tricky vocabulary and new concepts. Most reading after high school is nonfiction reading. Students will develop skills and strategies for navigating nonfiction and understanding its organization and structure with manageable two-page activities.
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.
Jeremy longs for a pet, but he doesn't know what kind of pet to get. When his parents agree that he can start a pet-sitting business in order to try out a variety of species, Jeremy has no idea what adventures are in store for him. Pet after pet is eliminated from his To Get list. In the end, not a single animal seems suited - until a favorite relative comes up with a surprising solution.
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Product ID: OBP9781551438238
Grades: Grades 3 - 6
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 1.22 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781551438238
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781551433547
In the spring of 1954, when her father announces that the family has a chance to immigrate to Canada, Theresa's life changes forever. She and her family are wartime refugees from Yugoslavia, so it shouldn't be hard to leave Austria. But the weathered barracks of Lager Lichtenstein are the only home she knows, and they are filled with family and friends she doesn't want to leave behind. As she says her good-byes, Theresa's friend Martin gives her two gifts: a package of postcards and a stone he calls the Gnome's Eye, which he says will protect her from all things evil, living or dead.
Lauren Cross is the first female player on a WHL team - goaltender Joseph Larken's team, the Spokane Chiefs. For Joseph, the prospect of a season in the publicity shadow of a new female goalie promises to be a nightmare. Hiding behind a carefully built wall of anger, Joseph is relieved when a scandal knocks Lauren off the team until he begins to believe she was framed.
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