I love Cynthia Rylant and have several of her books, but I wasn't familiar with Lighthouse Family: The Storm. It's a great book to use as an introduction to chapter books. This freebie has a sheet for students to use for note taking on each chapter. When they have finished, they make a timeline on the story. This helps them see the progression of the plot from the beginning of the story to the last chapter. It also includes a sheet for a character study, including a section for using the illustrations to learn about the character. Students also determine the theme of the story and justify their thoughts.
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Don't forget to comment so I'll know how you use the text exemplars in your class.