Donovan’s Word Jar is a gentle, thoughtful story of a young boy’s discovery of the power of words.
Each time a word strikes Donavan as extraordinary, he writes it down on a slip of paper and puts it in a jar. When his collection no longer fits in its container, he asks several people what to do, but in a serendipitous way comes upon the solution himself.
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Integrated Literature & Writing Discovery Guides
Level 1 study guides are recommended for a range of primary (grades 2 and 3) students who have acquired the foundational skills to independently read and respond to a simple piece of literature. Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to comfortably work through six units in a typical school year.
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Each week for four weeks, students will:
- Learn to take notes on characters, settings, and plot
- Study vocabulary
- Answer comprehension questions
- Write a short personal response
- Have opportunity to discuss topics related to the story
On the fifth week students are given a selection of hands-on projects to complete.
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