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The Candymakers by Wendy MassLogan wants nothing more than to prove himself worthy of his family’s candy making tradition, so he enters into a national candy making contest. His family’s factory hosts three of the other finalists for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making candy. Two days of fun turn into a suspenseful mystery filled with secrets, surprises, and hidden agendas. Re-told from each of the four contestant’s point of view, this is an ideal novel for a Book Club focused on comparing and contrasting characters, settings, and events.
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- Interactive Lesson Plan for 8 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Comparing and Contrasting
- 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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The Candymakers Resource Set
Common Core Alignment:
L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RL.5.1 RL.5.10 RL.5.2 RL.5.3 RL.5.4 RL.5.5 RL.5.6 RL.5.7 RL.5.9 SL.5.1a SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 SL.5.6 W.5.8 W.5.9
5.10A 5.10B 5.1A 5.1C 5.1D 5.6A 5.6B 5.6E 5.6F 5.6G 5.6H 5.6I 5.7B 5.7C 5.7D 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G 5.8B 5.8C 5.8D
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Comparing and Contrasting
Meeting #2: Identifying Character Traits Using Thoughts, Dialogue, and Actions
Meeting #3: Comparing Character Traits
Meeting #4: Comparing and Contrasting Settings
Meeting #5: Comparing and Contrasting Events
Meeting #6: Analyzing How Character Relationships are Built Through Similarities and Differences
Meeting #7: Analyzing How Characters Affect the Resolution
Meeting #8: Reflecting on Comparing and Contrasting
The Candymakers Focus Assessment and Rubric
The Candymakers Common Core Assessment
The Candymakers Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
The Candymakers Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.5.4a L.5.5c L.5.6
5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F
The Candymakers Common Core Alignment
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