Sunday, April 10, 2011

Freckle Juice Book Club Packet

2nd day of Spring Break and I was up all night for the 2nd time with a sick boy doubled over in pain. :-( SO we are home again...

I made a new book club packet for the book Freckle Juice.

Freckle Juice

As I have mentioned before, I have a lot of high readers so their reading group reads a chapter book. I meet with them once a week to discuss the book and packet answers. The rest of the week they complete the assigned reading and packet on their own. If they have difficultly they are encouraged to meet with other group members during Daily 5 time. My students LOVE having Book Clubs as we call it.

If this is something you can use you can grab a copy in my  TPT store.



  1. Thank you so much for this packet! I teach 2nd grade and have a very high group of readers! With 29 days left, I have been struggling to keep up with them! I've just started to blog:)

  2. Hello,
    I love your blog. I hope you will check out mine..

    Sara Zakar

  3. Is there a reason why you only meet with your high group once? I've seen this idea on several other blogs as well. When I taught 2nd grade, I met with my high groups as much as any other group. I'm a stay at home mommy now, and I was just wondering if something has changed in the 3 years I've been out of the classroom.

    Also, my daughter is in first grade (reads on a 5th grade level) and is hurt that she never gets to meet with the teacher the same as the others. The teacher sat next to her at lunch the other day and you'd thought she was given a bag full of gold! She was so excited...her words were "I felt like I got a chance to know my teacher better."

    Just curious as to what I'm missing. I know districts can all be different. Thanks for the freebie. I will file it away until I get back to the classroom.

  4. Brandy,
    The reason I only meet with my high group once is TIME. We have a shorter day than a lot of schools and I made the decision that the extra time needed to be spent on my below-level readers. Remember, fair does not always mean equal. My own children also perform above grade level so I am very aware of keeping those kids challenged. To be honest, we use Daily 5 and the students would much prefer NOT to meet with me so they can do an activity of their choice. :-) I have a feeling even if her reading group met every day, your daughter would still think having lunch with her teacher was pretty cool! ;-)

  5. Thanks so much for the ideas!

    Courtney @

  6. Thank you so much! I just finished up with Chalk Box Kid, so this is perfect timing. I left you a love note on TPT.

  7. Thanks for the book club worksheets! Your postings made me cry. I work in a poor area of Phoenix. Some of my "high" students and I have created a book club and will be using your materials. However, they're in 4th and they struggle with this material! Sometimes it helps to be reminded of how behind they are. It keeps me on my toes and reminds me that every instructional hour counts! Thanks again.