Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gilbert and the Lost Tooth

Ahhh vacation! Okay, it is pouring rain which isn't awesome BUT that made me feel less guilty about spending time on my laptop.  AND I am still in my jammies which makes any day awesome!

I used my Scholastic points to buy some new guided reading books. I am a big Diane deGroat fan so when I saw Gilbert and the Lost Tooth for only $1 in the Seesaw February flyer I snapped 6 copies up.

I whipped up a new Book Club packet. Book Clubs work really well in my room. I assign the book and packet to the group. They go read it on their own and complete the packet before our next meeting. If they have trouble they are allowed to ask their book club members for help. When we meet again we discuss the book. This technique is helpful because it builds independence and gives me good insight into each student's level of comprehension. I also ask them to write in complete sentences so I get a quick writing assessment as well. Each student takes an Accelerated Reader quiz which I think is interesting to compare to their written work.

Click {HERE} to buy this packet for only $2 and maybe check out the other 15 books I have made packets for.

As usual, I will also give a copy away to a loyal follower. Just enter via the rafflecopter gizmo below.
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I'm off to curl up with my Kindle. I'm reading Unravel Me (the sequel to Shatter Me) today. I go through books QUICKLY so leave me a comment if you have a book suggestion for me. I tend toward dystopian novels but I will read anything if it is good.



  1. Jenn, your packet looks great. Would love to have you stop by my blog if you get a chance.
    Primary Paradise

  2. I am so jealous that you are reading Unravel Me already. Here are some suggestions: Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi and For Darkness Shows the Stars have been two of my recent favs.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  3. Your packet looks great. i would love a copy. Leslie thank you