Literacy April 20 - April 24

Posted: April 17, 2020

Reading Response Choice Board: Using the book that you are reading, choose two of the options on the choice board to respond to.


  Write 3 paragraphs summarizing important events that occurred at the Beginning (paragraph 1), Middle (paragraph 2), and End (paragraph 3) of the story.




5 Finger Retell

Use the five –finger- retell to write 3 paragraphs about a story.

Paragraph 1- characters

Paragraph 2-setting

Paragraph 3 –the problem and how it was solved.


S-W-B-S (Somebody Wanted But So)

Somebody- Who is the story about?

Wanted- What did the character want?

But- but what happened?

So- So how did it end? What happened next?


Character Traits

Describe one of the characters in the story by giving examples of a character trait s/he exhibits.

Ex: brave, generous, thoughtful, determined, cunning.

Use examples from the story.




I Poems

 Write a poem from the character’s point of view using some of the following sentence stems:

I am…                       I pretend…

I wonder…               I feel…

I hear…                     I worry…

I see…                       I cry…

I want…                    I dream…

Alternate Ending

Think of a different way the story could have ended. Write a paragraph that describes what could have happened and what the consequences would have been.


Book Review: Once you have finished reading your book write a book review using the guidelines below.


  • Introduce the book and the main characters. Also write a brief summary of the plot, be sure not to give away the ending.
  • State your opinion of the book? Did you like it? What was your favorite part and why?
  • Would you recommend this book to others?
  • Rate your book (1-5 stars).