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Freckle Juice Resource Set

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Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Andrew’s desperate desire to have freckles, a classmate who’s all too eager to help him get them, and the series of events that ensue in this classic Judy Blume chapter book make it the perfect choice for readers learning about conflict and resolution.

Teach with Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Conflict/Resolution
  • 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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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • CCSS Alignment: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.4 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Instructional Overview: 2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.10D 2.10E 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6D 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6H 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8B 2.8C 2.8D 2.9A 2.9B 2.9C
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    Freckle Juice Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for conflict and resolution, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to Freckle Juice Book Club.
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.10A 2.10B 2.10C 2.10D 2.10E 2.13A 2.13C 2.13E 2.13G 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6C 2.6D 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6H 2.6I 2.7A 2.7B 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F 2.8A 2.8B 2.8C 2.8D 2.9A 2.9B 2.9C

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introduce Conflict and Resolution

    Andrew Marcus wants freckles but he wasn't born with them. Student will enjoy learning about conflict (and, later, resolution) while reading Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. This meeting introduces an easy to use chart to help readers learn to track conflict and resolution throughout the text.

    Meeting #2: Primary vs. Secondary Conflict and Resolution

    During this Book Club meeting, students will learn that a plot is often composed of a main conflict/resolution and several smaller conflicts/resolutions. Author Judy Blume incorporates both primary and secondary conflicts and resolutions in Freckle Juice for readers to identify.

    Meeting #3: Tracking Conflict Resolution Across Chapters

    Freckle Juice is interesting, in part, because author Judy Blume used a variety of conflicts and resolutions that keep the reader engaged. Students will practice identifying conflicts and their resolutions and learn the impact of not resolving the conflict right away.

    Meeting #4: Cause and Effect of Conflict Resolution

    Sometimes, the resolution to a conflict causes a new conflict. This Freckle Juice Book Club meeting encourages students to identify which conflicts are caused by another conflict's resolution.

    Meeting #5: Making Connections Between Primary and Secondary Conflicts

    The connection between the primary and secondary conflicts and resolutions can sometimes be referred to as the "Domino Effect". Author Judy Blume uses this technique in Freckle Juice where Andrew's desire for freckles sets off a series of conflicts.

    Freckle Juice Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with conflict and resolution.

    Freckle Juice Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students'overall comprehension of Freckle Juice and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Freckle Juice Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Freckle Juice. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Freckle Juice Vocabulary Connections

    Are your students familiar with new vocabulary used in Freckle Juice? Download this Vocabulary Connections for fun resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth. If you download this book’s Super Pack, these resources are all included.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    Freckle Juice Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Freckle Juice Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Freckle Juice Resource Set.

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