Novel ABC’s

Novel ABCSkills: key ideas and details

These alphabet books are perfect for literature circles! To begin, have each small group cut 13 sheets of paper in half and label each page with a different letter pair. The students identify a detail from a current novel and decide whether it’s important or minor. If the detail is important, the students describe it on the page with the matching letter pair. Next, they illustrate the detail and tell why it’s important. If the detail is minor, the students simply write a sentence about it on the page. Each group can leave up to five pages blank for letters without matching details. When students finish, they create a construction paper cover, order the pages, and staple them inside.

Reposted from:  The Mailbox Literature Links

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About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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