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The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
Students will be entertained by this classic story about a boy who learns to be careful what you wish for. John Midas loves chocolate above all other food. He eats it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On a mission to eat more chocolate, John buys chocolate from a candy store. Soon everything John touches with his mouth turns into chocolate including his mother! The lesson John learns in The Chocolate Touch lays the perfect foundation for readers learning to determine theme.
Teach with The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 7 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Determining Theme
- 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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The Chocolate Touch Resource Set
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Introduce Determining Theme
Meeting #2: Notice the Link Between Character Traits and Theme
Meeting #3: Making Inferences About a Character's Feelings and How they Connect to the Theme
Meeting #4: Examining the Problem to Identify Theme
Meeting #5: Connecting Changes in Character Perspective to Theme
Meeting #6: Predicting Theme
Meeting #7: Exploring the Author's Message to Identify Theme
The Chocolate Touch Focus Assessment and Rubric
The Chocolate Touch Common Core Assessment
The Chocolate Touch Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
The Chocolate Touch Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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