Donavan’s Word Jar – Guide

$25.00

Our Integrated Literature and Writing Discovery guides are designed to develop habits of thought and habits of work when used consistently over time. Manageable daily activities help students engage in thoughtful reading and meaningful writing. Stories come alive as students are invited to journey alongside the characters they are studying.

Level 1 guides are suitable for students who can write at a 2nd to 3rd grade level. Choose 6 titles for a complete school year.

Description

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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Additional information

Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 0.25 in