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									                                                                                  Cause and Effect Multi-Flow Map
                                                                                Causes                                  Effects
            Read and Respond
         Literature Activities                                                Jack had
                                                                              stolen other
                                                                                                                       Jack chops
                                                                                                                       down the
                                                                              things from                              beanstalk.
                                                                              the Giant
                                                                                                       Jack
                                                                              Jack was              scrambles
                                                                                                    down the           The Giant
                                                                              afraid the                               falls down the
                                                                              Giant would         beanstalk with
                                                                                                                       Beanstalk and
                                                                              eat him              the Golden
                                                                                                                       dies.
                                                                                                      Harp.
                                                                              The giant was                            Jack and his
                                                                              angry with                               mother live
                                                                              Jack for                                 happily ever
                                                                              stealing from                            after with the
                                                                              him and                                  things they
                                                                              chased him to                            stole from the
                                                                              the beanstalk.                           giant.

                                                                              Using the multi-flow map, choose an exciting event in the
                                                                       story to put in the middle box. Then write the causes and
                                                                       effects in the boxes on the sides.
                                                                               When you are finished, write a paragraph (at least six
                                                                       sentences) describing the event and giving your opinion of the
                                                                       book, specific characters, or author’s purpose. If you read a
                                                                       picture book, you can put the climax of the story in the middle
                                                                       box. The climax is the most exciting part of the story or when
                                                                       the tension in the book is the greatest. I’ve given you an example
                                                                       from Jack and the Beanstalk.
                                                                               Following is a sample paragraph: The most exciting part in
                                                                       this story is when Jack runs from the Giant and scrambles down
       Following are a list of activities that you can choose from     the beanstalk. He has been stealing from the Giant throughout
for your Read and Respond Journal. Read your required number of        the whole story and the Giant finally catches him. The Giant runs
minutes, choose an activity from the booklet, write the title of the   after him and climbs down the beanstalk to get him. Jack chops
book you’re reading, the date and the type of map you’re working       down the beanstalk and the giant falls to his death. Jack and his
on at the top of a clean journal page and complete the activity. Do    mother live happily ever after with all the loot from the Giant. I
not repeat the same activity from week to week.                        didn’t think it was right for Jack to steal from the Giant just
                                                                       because he was mean and ugly.
            Compare & Contrast Double Bubble Map                                                               Story Elements Tree Map
Things that are just about Jack    Things about them both           Things just about
                                                                                                                      Classifying
                                                                    the Giant

                                                                                                         Jack and The Beanstalk Story Elements
                                       They                             Lives in
     Small boy
                                       both                             the
     living with
                                       want to                          clouds           Characters               Setting              Problem/Plot         Solution
     his mother
                                       be rich
                                                                                                                                     Jack’s mother is
                                                                                            Jack                 Cottage             poor                Jack runs from
                                                                                            Jack’s mother        Small village       Jack trades cow     giant and
                                                                                            The Giant            Long ago            for beans           chops down
                                       They both                        Eats and
  adventurous                                                                               The goose            Castle in the sky   Stalk grows from    stalk causing
                            Jack       dislike each         Giant       threatens
                                                                                            The singing harp                         beans               giant to fall to
                                       other                            humans
                                                                                            The old man                              Jack climbs stalk   his death
                                                                                                                                     Jack steals from
                                                                                                                                     Giant and runs      Jack uses
                                                                                                                                     away                stolen goods to
                                     They both steal                    Mean to                                                                          become rich
     poor                            from others to get                                                                                                  and live
                                                                        everyone
                                     what they want                                                                                                      happily ever
                                                                                                                                                         after
                                                                                                Using the tree map, you will classify story elements from
                                                                                        the text you have read. After doing this you will write a short
        Using the double-bubble map compare and contrast one of the
following: two characters, two settings, or two scenes in the story. This               paragraph (at least six sentences). The last line of your
map is similar to a Venn Diagram. Once you have completed the map,                      paragraph should give your reasons as to why you think the author
write a paragraph (at least six sentences) that describe in more detail                 wrote this story. If it was for entertainment – how did the
the two things that you are comparing. Again, I will use Jack and the                   author accomplish that? If the purpose was to inform – what did
Beanstalk for my example comparing and contrasting Jack to the Giant.                   you learn? If it was to teach a lesson – what was the lesson?
Keep in mind that coming up with similarities between two things involves               Many times the author can have more than one purpose, feel free
higher level thinking skills than coming up with differences so you should              to comment on all that you feel apply.
try and find at least 3 significant similarities. Your paragraph could be                       Following is a sample paragraph: Jack and the Beanstalk
just about the differences or just about the similarities or a combination
                                                                                        takes place in a cottage in a small village, long ago. The primary
of both as long as you explain yourself.
                                                                                        characters include Jack, his mother, and the Giant. The problem
        Following is a sample paragraph: Jack and the Giant were the two
main characters in the story Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack and the Giant                 in the story occurs when Jack climbs the beanstalk and decides
both want to be rich. The Giant makes the goose lay the golden eggs so                  to steal from the Giant. When the Giant discovers that Jack has
that he can be rich and Jack steals from the Giant so he can have lots of               been stealing from him, he chases after him. Jack runs down the
money. Jack and the Giant both stole to get what they wanted. The                       beanstalk and the Giant attempts to follow him. Jack cuts down
Giant stole from Jack’s father and Jack stole from the Giant. Neither of                the beanstalk before the Giant can reach him and the Giant falls
the two like each other. Jack ends up killing the giant and the Giant                   to his death. I think the author’s purpose in writing this story
hates Jack for stealing from him.                                                       was to teach us that bravery is well rewarded.
                           Bubble Map - Describing                                                                                   Flow Map - Sequencing
                                                                                                                       First,                                 Next,
                  Jack climbs the beanstalk and
                  goes into the Giant’s castle                       Jack steals from the
                  when he doesn’t know what                          giant.                                            Jack and his mother                      Jack’s mother gets
                  will happen.                                                                                         are poor.                                mad.
                                          adventurous
   Jack figures                                            thief
   out how to                                                                                                               They have nothing left but an         She thinks it’s crazy that he traded
   steal all of the                                                                                                          old cow.                               the cow for worthless old beans.
   giant’s                                                                                                                  Jack trades the cow for “magic        She throws the beans out the
   possessions.            clever                                                     Jack takes a chance
                                                                                                                             beans.                                 window.
                                                                                      selling his cow for
                                                                                                                                                                   A beanstalk grows over night
                                                                   gambler            some “magic”
                                                  Jack                                beans.                       Then,                                      Finally,
                                                                                                                   Jack finds the Giant’s                       The Giant sees Jack
                                 brave                                                                             castle.                                      stealing his harp.
                                                         trusting
                                                                             Jack trusts that the                         An old woman lets him in and
                                                                             bean seller is telling                        feeds him.                              The Giant runs after Jack chasing
                                                                             the truth about the
                                                                                                                          Jack see the Giant and then              him down the beanstalk.
                      Jack is brave because                                  beans being magic.                            steals from him.                        Jack gets down the beanstalk first,
                      he risks being eaten to
                                                                                                                                                                    chops down the beanstalk and the
                      steal from the giant.
                                                                                                                                                                    Giant falls to his death.
                                                                                                                   Using the flow map, you will sequence the main events in
        Using the bubble map, pick one character from the story                                             the story or chapter. What happened first should go in the first
and use adjectives or describing words to tell about the person.                                            box, a simple sentence followed by two detail senentences. What
Then use evidence from the text to support your choices.                                                    happened next, in the following box etc. After doing this you will
        Sample Paragraph: Jack is the main character in “Jack and                                           write a short paragraph (at least six sentences). The last line of
the Beanstalk.” He has conflicting personality traits. He is                                                your paragraph should state what you think the author’s “Big
trusting because he believes the man that gives him the magic                                               Idea” is.
beans. I don’t think I would have traded my only cow for “magic                                                    Sample Paragraph First, Jack and his mother are very
beans.” But, he’s not trustworthy because he steals. Jack is also a                                         poor. She sends him to sell the cow, their only possession, and
gambler – he is really taking a chance that the beans are going to                                          Jack decides to trade it for some magic beans. Next, Jack’s
work out – otherwise his mother is going to be really mad. Jack is                                          mother gets really mad and throws the magic beans out the
adventurous because he is willing to climb up the beanstalk into the                                        window . A beanstalk grows overnight and in the morning Jack
clouds when he has no idea what’s up there. He also goes into the                                           decides to climb the beanstalk to see what he can find. Then,
giant’s house over and over again and risks being eaten so that he                                          Jack finds the Giant’s castle, sneaks in and steals his money,
can steal the goose, the golden harp and the Giant’s money. I think                                         golden goose and magic harp. Finally, the Giant sees Jack stealing
Jack is an interesting character because he is not just good or bad                                         his harp and runs after him. Jack climbs down the beanstalk and
– he’s both like most people.                                                                               chops it down. The giant falls to his death. I think the author’s
                                                                                                            big idea is that if you are brave, you will be rewarded.
       Circle Map – Defining Vocabulary Words

                                                   synonyms or
     definition                                        antonyms




                              Vocabulary
                                Word




                                                      sentence
     illustration


        Using the circle map you will choose three words from the story
you’re reading that you were not familiar with. Draw a circle map for
each word and define the words according to the directions. There is no
paragraph to write with this map but you must make three separate maps,
one for each vocabulary word. Use the dictionary and a thesaurus to help
you find the definition and synonyms (words that mean the same) or
antonyms (words that mean the opposite) and write them in the
corresponding sections of the circle. Be sure to use the guide words in
the dictionary to help you locate the word you’re looking for. When you
write your sentence, make sure it shows that you understand the meaning
of the word.
Name ________________                Date Started ________             Date Finished _______
Title _______________________________                           Author ________________

Use your book to do the following activities. When you have completed an activity, record the
date and color in the square.
                      Reading Investigation Centers (R.I.C.)

  1                                    2                                  3
          Cause and Effect                         Defining                           Computer
          (Multi-Flow Map)                       (Circle Map)
                                            Make 2 Vocabulary Maps        Play a grammar game recording
      Put an exciting event or the          to record four different             what you played.
       climax of the story in the          vocabulary words from the
      middle box and then add the                    story.               1.____________________
           causes and effects.
                                       Date Completed __________ 2.____________________

  Date Completed __________ Date Completed __________ Date Completed __________
  4                                    5                                  6
          Quiz/Game Board                         Sequencing                       Spelling Games
                                                  (Flow Map)              Write the name of the game
  After reading your book, make        Make a flow map in which you       and who you played with.
   a quiz to go with your story.       describe the main events in the
   You should write 15 questions       story. Make a frame around         1.__________________
     and make sure there are           your map and answer the            Partner _____________
  answers. If you would like you       following question: What do you    2.__________________
  can create a game board to go        think the author’s purpose was     Partner _____________
       with your questions.            for writing this book?
  Date Completed ________              Date Completed ________            Date Completed _________
  7                                    8                                  9
         Double Bubble Map                       Describing                           Product
       (Compare and Contrast)                   (Bubble Map)
                                       Pick your favorite character       Choose 1 of the following
  Using this map pick two scenes       and make a bubble map using        products to tell about the book
  from the story to compare and        only adjectives and evidence       you read.
  contrast. After making your          from the story to support your
  map, write a short paragraph         choices. After making the          Filmstrip
  telling about your favorite          bubble map, write a short
  scene in the story and why.          paragraph telling about this       Poster
  Draw a picture to go with your       character and why he/she was
  paragraph.                           your favorite.                     Book Jacket
  Date Completed __________ Date Completed __________ Date Completed _________
             Read and Respond Literature Activities Rubric                                                         Read and Respond Literature Activities Rubric
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       Date, title of book and map activity are written at the top.                                          Date, title of book and map activity are written at the top.
       Thinking Map is made correctly and is clearly understandable.                                         Thinking Map is made correctly and is clearly understandable.
       Information contained in the map makes sense and is complete.                                         Information contained in the map makes sense and is complete.
       There are few if any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the map or                        There are few if any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the map or
        paragraph.                                                                                             paragraph.
       The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader has excellent                      The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader has excellent
        comprehension of the story.                                                                            comprehension of the story.
       The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is clearly stated. In the case of the vocabulary maps              The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is clearly stated. In the case of the vocabulary
        – the sentences show that the reader has excellent understanding of the meaning of the                 maps – the sentences show that the reader has excellent understanding of the meaning
        words.                                                                                                 of the words.
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       Two out of three of the following are written at the top of the journal: date, title of book          Two out of three of the following are written at the top of the journal: date, title of
        and map activity.                                                                                      book and map activity.
       Thinking Map is made correctly and is understandable.                                                 Thinking Map is made correctly and is understandable.
       Information contained in the map makes sense and is complete.                                         Information contained in the map makes sense and is complete.
       There are several if any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the paragraph.                There are several if any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the paragraph.
       The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader has good                           The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader has good
        comprehension of the story.                                                                            comprehension of the story.
       The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is stated but may not be correct. In the case of the               The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is stated but may not be correct. In the case of the
        vocabulary maps – the sentences show that the reader understands the meaning of the                    vocabulary maps – the sentences show that the reader understands the meaning of the
        words.                                                                                                 words.
2                                                                                                      2
       One out of three of the following are written at the top of the journal: date, title of book          One out of three of the following are written at the top of the journal: date, title of
        and map activity                                                                                       book and map activity
       Thinking Map is partially made but not entirely correctly and may be difficult to                     Thinking Map is partially made but not entirely correctly and may be difficult to
        understand.                                                                                            understand.
       Information contained in the map does not make sense or is not complete.                              Information contained in the map does not make sense or is not complete.
       There are many errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the paragraph.                          There are many errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the paragraph.
       The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader understood some                    The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader understood some
        parts of the story.                                                                                    parts of the story.
       The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is not stated. In the case of the vocabulary maps –                The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is not stated. In the case of the vocabulary maps –
        the sentences show only partial understanding of the vocabulary words.                                 the sentences show only partial understanding of the vocabulary words.
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       Date, title of book and map activity is missing.                                                      Date, title of book and map activity is missing.
       Thinking Map is not made correctly.                                                                   Thinking Map is not made correctly.
       Information contained in the map does not makes sense and is incomplete.                              Information contained in the map does not makes sense and is incomplete.
       There are numerous errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the paragraph that                  There are numerous errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the paragraph that
        inhibit the reader’s understanding of the information.                                                 inhibit the reader’s understanding of the information.
       The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader had excellent                      The information contained in the map and paragraph show the reader had excellent
        comprehension of the story.                                                                            comprehension of the story.
       The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is clearly stated. In the case of the vocabulary maps              The “Big Idea” or author’s purpose is clearly stated. In the case of the vocabulary
        – the sentences do not show that the reader understands the meaning of the words.                      maps – the sentences do not show that the reader understands the meaning of the
                                                                                                               words.

								
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