This week I have started a Fudge-A-Mania novel study with my gifted reading students. Today was our first day and I am so excited at how it went. I purchased my Literature Guide from Pieces of Learning and it came with everything I needed to get started. The one thing I really liked about this literature guide as appose to some of the others that I have purchased is that the activities included were things I had learned about in my graduate program. Whenever I create a lesson, I always try to include activities that are researched based.
Before I began the lesson I made each of my students a folder to hold all of their supplies for this novel study. I also made each student a journal so that they could have a place to do their reader's response activities in. My students were thrilled when I showed them their journals.
Tomorrow I am going to have students try to look at all of their groups and see if there are any groups that can be combined.
I think this is a great before reading activity for students because it created a lot of excited about what the book might be about. None of my students have ever read a Judy Blume book before so I can't wait to explore this book with them.