The Invention of Hugo Cabret Resource Set

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

With 284 pages of drawings, Brian Selznick presents an entirely new reading experience, in which the reader must use both textual and visual elements to create meaning. The story of Hugo and his friend, Isabelle, unfolds in early twentieth century Paris where they discover the mystery of early film and the creation of automatons. This Caldecott Award-Winning novel is perfect for helping students analyze text structure, compare and contrast visual and written text, and identify the author’s purpose.

Teach with The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

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 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Analyze Structure of a Text
  • 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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Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: L.6.6 RL.6.1 RL.6.2 RL.6.3 RL.6.4 RL.6.5 RL.6.6 RL.6.7 RL.6.9 SL.6.1a SL.6.1b SL.6.1c SL.6.1d SL.6.2 SL.6.3 W.6.8 W.6.9
  • Vocabulary: L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6
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    The Invention of Hugo Cabret Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for analyzing text structure, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Club.

    Book Club Management 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.

    Meeting #1: Introduction to Understanding and Evaluating Text with Illustrations

    Students will enjoy reading both the text and detailed illustrations in The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Paying close attention to the illustrations will provide readers with more information than just simply reading the text alone.

    Meeting #2: How Setting is Developed through Illustrations

    Analyzing the setting of Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret requires readers to use the information they gain from the written text and the illustrations. This Book Club meeting will show students how to use both resources to "see" the story's setting.

    Meeting #3: How Plot is Developed through Illustrations

    In The Invention of Hugo Cabret, author Brian Selznick uses the illustrations as a storytelling device. This meeting focuses on how the reader discovers important information about the plot by "reading" the pictures.

    Meeting #4: How Theme is Developed through Illustrations

    When determining the theme of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, students would have an incomplete picture of they used just the written words or just the illustrations. This Book Club meeting encourages discussion of the way the author uses both to share his message.

    Meeting #5: Comparing and Contrasting Written and Visual Texts

    Comparing and contrasting the visual and written texts is one way for students to increase their comprehension of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. During this meeting, students will cite examples of when the words and illustrations say the same thing.

    Meeting #6: Analyzing Text Structure and the Author’s Purpose

    As students wrap of the The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Club, they will look at reasons why author Brian Selznick may have written the novel this way. The heavy reliance on the illustrations to tell the story increases suspense for the reader and helps the reader to better visualize the characters and events.

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with analyzing text structure.

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Club Resource Set.

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    The Invention of Hugo Cabret Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Invention of Hugo Cabret, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download The Invention of Hugo Cabret Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.6.4a L.6.5 L.6.6

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