Read the first half of your book before completing this assignment. Make sure
to divide your book into two equal parts. You can do this either by pages or by
chapters. If you have three hundred pages; then when you reach 150 that would be
half. If you have twenty chapters; stop after you read ten.
Write one summary of all the chapters you have read so far. Be sure to include
details about each character and each main event. This is your opportunity to show that
you have understood what you are reading. Comment on the events, make connections between
self and other novels and your world. (text-to-self; text-to-world;
3. Select Vocabulary
Select 3-5 words or phrases per chapter. Explain the meaning in context and
why these words or phrases were important to the main conflict in the story. Write the page of your novel where you found each word/phrase. Do
your best to tell why this word or phrase was chosen by the author.
4. Write Questions and
Think about the important points in any three chapters. Write five questions
[per chapter] which
allow you to demonstrate your understanding and interpretation of the events in
each chapter. Make sure you answer all five in complete sentences. Use the
Five Levels of Questioning sheet I have given you.
5. After you have finished the book, illustrate and tell about your