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ABC Book

from Chapter 8 Getting Started with Literature Circles
Katherine L. Schlick Noe and Nancy J. Johnson

©1999 Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
used by permission

Directions: Create an alphabet book that focuses on key events, characters, ideas, and information from your book. Include an illustration on each page as well as one to two sentences explaining each letter of the alphabet.  For a whole-class ABC book, each student can be given a letter of the alphabet and asked to find a word using that letter that is important in the book.
    In the example below, the letter is C and the book, Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.  The student selected the word, "creative" to describe the main character's solution to getting his lunch stolen repeatedly.   At the bottom of the page, the student selected a significant quote from the book using that word, and on the right side, wrote a short explanation of why that quote was important in the story. Teacher: Lori Scobie, 4th grade, North City Elementary, Shoreline, Washington.


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