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Wishtree by Katherine ApplegateRed is a 216-year-old Northern red oak who is home to many animals. Additionally, he is the community’s wishtree which means he hears the secrets, hopes, and dreams of many, including the young girl next door. Samar is different from the others in the neighborhood, but wishes for nothing more than a friend. Red, with the help of his animal residents, sets out to make her wish come true! Author Katherine Applegate makes the non-human characters come to life with beautiful detail, making Wishtree an ideal text for a Book Club exploring figurative language.
Teach with Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Figurative Language
- 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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Wishtree 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
5.10D 5.10E 5.1A 5.1D 5.6A 5.6B 5.6D 5.6E 5.6I 5.7A 5.7C 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G
Book Club Management Resources
Meeting #1: Set Expectations and Introduce Figurative Language (Poem)
Meeting #2: Personification
Meeting #3: Similes
Meeting #4: Metaphors
Meeting #5: Idioms
Meeting #6: Exploring the Impact of Figurative Language
Wishtree Focus Assessment and Rubric
Wishtree Common Core Assessment
Wishtree Running Record
Student Resources in Spanish
Wishtree Vocabulary Connections
Common Core Alignment:
L.5.4a L.5.5c L.5.6
5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F
Wishtree Common Core Alignment
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