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Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly GiffThis Newberry Honor Book shares the story of twelve year-old Hollis; a foster child with a habit of running away. When she is placed with Josie, a kind and creative artist, Hollis feels safe enough to stay, but now there may be another reason to leave. Written in chapters that alternate between descriptions of Hollis’s drawings and events of her current life, this is an ideal text for mini lessons focused on non-linear text structure and plot analysis.
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- Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Plot
- 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
Common Core Alignment
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Pictures of Hollis Woods Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Plot Structure and Organization
Meeting #2: Following a Linear Timeline as You Read
Meeting #3: Learning About Character with a Non-Linear Timeline
Meeting #4: Drawing Connections Between Linear and Non-Linear Timelines
Meeting #5: Looking at the Relationship Between Linear and Non-Linear Timelines
Meetimg #6: Reflecting on Plot Structure and Organization
Pictures of Hollis Woods Focus Assessment and Rubric
Pictures of Hollis Woods Common Core Assessment
Pictures of Hollis Woods Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
Pictures of Hollis Woods Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
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