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Monday, April 1, 2013

Novel Preview Quick Write

We began our new (and maybe last of the year) Novel today.  I am so thrilled to share My Side of the Mountain with my students.  My students were also very excited to read it...we have been keeping a theme with our novels this year--almost all of the books we have read have had something to do with running away.  I didn't do that on purpose, but the kids are having a blast finding all of the common themes in the novels and then comparing and contrasting them.

We did a quick pre-reading activity today.  I was going to use my pre-reading task cards (which are free!), but I had a meeting during our reading block today, so I had them do an independent pre-reading quick look at the book.  I put this sheet together quickly, and the kids really enjoyed it!  You can download it free HERE.

Adorable Borders by Krista Wallden!


  1. I love the book preview! It looks like a great way to preview the book and get them interested and thinking. Thanks for sharing!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. This looks great! Thanks:)

  3. Love both the task cards and the pre-reading sheet. I have downloaded them both and am sure I will be able to make use of them this fall. While I am here...
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  4. Thank you! Awesome resources :D

  5. Great write-up! Writing is a talent, and it must not be wasted. As with everything that we had been entrusted, we should let it grow and share it with the world.>how do you motivate yourself