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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine PatersonThis Newbery Medal-winning novel tells the story of two unlikely friends; Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. The pair becomes inseparable and turns Jess’s love of drawing and Leslie’s imagination into Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods. When the unthinkable happens, Jess will need all of the gifts Leslie has given him to handle his grief. A modern classic about friendship and loss, this novel is an ideal anchor text for a Book Club focused on character analysis. Readers will quickly connect to Jess and Leslie’s friendship and the great impact her loss has on Jess’s character.
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Teach with Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.
Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson:
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Character Description
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
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Bridge to Terabithia Resource Set
5.10E 5.10F 5.13A 5.13C 5.13E 5.13H 5.1A 5.1C 5.1D 5.6A 5.6B 5.6C 5.6D 5.6E 5.6F 5.6G 5.6H 5.6I 5.7A 5.7B 5.7C 5.7D 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G 5.8A 5.8B 5.8C
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Character Analysis and Citing Text
Meeting #2: Identify the Main Characters in a Story
Meeting #3: Identify Character Traits of the Main Characters After Citing the Text
Meeting #4: Notice How Characters Interact and Change
Meeting #5: How Dialogue Develops Characters
Meeting #6: Compare and Contrast Characters
Bridge to Terabithia Focus Assessment and Rubric
Bridge to Terabithia Common Core Assessment
Bridge to Terabithia Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
Bridge to Terabithia Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F
Bridge to Terabithia Common Core Alignment
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