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Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis SacharSideways Stories from Wayside School is a wacky collection of stories about a class of students at an extraordinary school. While readers will be able to relate to some of the personality characteristics of the students, the events of the story are unlike anything they have experienced in real life. This Book Club resource encourages students to use the story’s unusual details to ask and answer questions and make logical inferences to increase comprehension.
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This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Asking and Answering Questions
- 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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Sideways Stories from Wayside School Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Understanding a Story by Asking Questions
Meeting #2: Asking Important Questions (Thin vs. Thick)
Meeting #3: Finding Answers to Your Questions
Meeting #4: Supporting Your Answers with the Text
Meeting #5: Making Logical Inferences to Answer Questions
Meeting #6: Asking and Answering Questions
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Focus Assessment and Rubric
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Common Core Assessment
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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