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The Joy Luck Club
Students analyze in detail the theme of relationships between mothers and daughters and how that theme develops over the course of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. Students search the text for specific details that show how the theme emerges and how it is shaped and refined over the course of the novel. [RL.9-10.2]
My kids loved the Adventures of Huck Finn. The 5th graders have an amazing ability to understand Mark Twain’s sarcasm.
“The Griffin and the Minor Canon”, a long story from the 8th grade “Jr. Great Book” series can be very challenging as it relates to its many twists and turns plot-wise, but my 6h gifted grades seem to enjoy the plot layers. Students were able to make specific/logical predictions about upcoming text directions through small group Socratic discussions and text masters strategies [RL.9-10.2].
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
My third grade “High Achieving” students are currently reading this novel. We have had great discussions about the Theme of the story. My students understand that the overall theme of the story is that you should never give up even in very tough situations. The main character Willy is dealing with a very difficult situation and yet he continues to try to solve the problem throughout the story. Student’s recently worked in cooperative groups to brainstorm ideas of how Willy can help raise the $500 to save Grandfather’s farm.
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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Based on the thoughts and actions of the character, Winnie Foster, in Chapter 3 of the novel, “Tuck Everlasting,” students provide an in depth description of the character.
From Reading Standards for Literature (RL) for Grade 4
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