Grab this PRINT and GO novel unit to hook your students on the poetry genre.
This 53-page novel unit and poetry analysis pack includes the following: -22 page reader response journal -character analysis -story map -summary organizer -18-page poetry analysis pack to help your students become effective analyzers of poetry
This unit takes a fun approach to this journal-style novel. Students take on the role of Miss Stretchberry, Jack's middle grades teacher by inferring and writing responses to Jack from her perspective.
Summary of Hate That Cat: Jack continues on his quest to write and love poetry. In addition, with help from his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, Jack also overcomes harsh feelings about a neighborhood cat and learns to accept the idea of having a pet again. Through some twists and turns Jack realizes that he is a true poet that is able to express emotion through his poetic words to even his hearing impaired mother. A must read for the middle to upper elementary grades.
Novel not included, but FYI: Interest Level Grades 3 - 6 Reading Level Grade level Equivalent: 3.7 Lexile Measure®: Not Available DRA: 40 Guided Reading: S Genre Poetry Verse Novel Comedy and Humor Realistic Fiction Theme/Subject Cats School Life
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I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher. I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.
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