Sideways Stories from Wayside School Book Club Focused on Asking and Answering Questions

Sideways Stories from Wayside School Book Club Focused on Asking and Answering Questions

Sideways 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.
  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Asking and Answering Questions
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Sideways 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.
  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Asking and Answering Questions
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club 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.

The instructional overview includes instructional background for asking and answering questions, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the Sideways Stories from Wayside School Book Club.

When students ask questions before, during, and after reading, it helps them understand the text better. Using Louis Sachar's, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, students can practice fine tuning their asking and answering questions skills while enjoying the outlandish story.

This Sideways Stories from Wayside School Book Club meeting focuses on learning about two types of questions; thin and thick. Readers will learn to easily differentiate the two types of questions by identifying the role that each type plays in understanding the text.

With so many crazy turns in the text, students will have many opportunities to find answers to their thin questions using Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories from Wayside School. A graphic organizer is introduced to assist students with keeping track of their thinking.

In order for students to answer thick questions about Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar, they will have to dig deeper into text and analyze the story. Students will continue their use of a graphic organizer and citing the text as they ask and answer questions.

When answering thick questions, students may need to use the text and their prior knowledge to make logical inferences. This Sideways Stories from Wayside School Book Club meeting guides readers through the process of making inferences to answer questions while reading.

This final Book Club meeting for Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar provides students the opportunity to use their favorite character to practice the asking and answering questions skills they have gained through participation in this Book Club.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with asking and answering questions.
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Book Title:
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Book Author:
Louis Sachar
Grade Level:
3
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
P
DRA Level:
38
Reading Recovery Level:
38
Theme(s):
Laugh Out Loud
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Common Core Alignment: RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RL.3.10, RF.3.3, RF.3.4, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.2, SL.3.3, W.3.8, L.3.4a, L.3.5b, L.3.6
Vocabulary Connections: L.3.4a, L.3.5b, L.3.6
TEKS Alignment: 3.1A, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6C, 3.6D, 3.6E, 3.6F, 3.6G, 3.6H, 3.6I, 3.7A, 3.7B, 3.7C, 3.7D, 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.7G, 3.8A, 3.8B, 3.8C, 3.8D, 3.9A, 3.9B, 3.9C, 3.9D(i), 3.9D(ii), 3.9D(iii), 3.9E(i), 3.9E(ii), 3.9E(iii), 3.9F, 3.10A, 3.10B, 3.10C, 3.10D, 3.10E, 3.10F, 3.10G, 3.13A, 3.13C, 3.13E, 3.13H
Vocabulary Connections: 3.7E, 3.7F, 3.3A, 3.3B
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