Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: March 31, 2001
I am about to begin a new novel with my students, I go through,
chapter by chapter, and make a short question/answer page for
that particular chapter. I include 3-5 vocabulary words that my
students need to look up, as well as 3-5 questions to answer to
check their comprehension. I will also include some activities
such as, "Write a poem about this chapter," or "Draw
a picture of your favorite scene," or "Put 5 of the
characters' names in alphabetical order." I then staple the
pages together in order to make a small booklet that each student
keeps with him/her as he/she is reading the novel. This takes
a lot of preparation beforehand, but the payoffs are numerous!
And just think, you only have to do this once for each novel,
and then you can reuse your masters year after year!