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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: A jackdaw is a bird that scavenges material to build its nest.  Collect artifacts representing ideas, events, characters, and/or themes in your book. Prepare a display of these items. Label each artifact and briefly write about its importance to the book. You may also want to include a quote from your book for each of the artifacts.

The jackdaw pictured below is from an intermediate student who read Gary Paulsen's The River. The student used paper to create some of the key artifacts from the book, and included a short written explanation for each piece.

based on The River by Gary Paulsen
Teacher: Adam Brauch, 3rd grade, Beverly Park Elementary, Mukilteo, Washington

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