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This Handbook accompanies the novel 'Show Off'. It provides valuable comprehension exercises which can engage a small group or the whole class and greatly enhances understanding of the novel, its plot, characters and construction. The novels in the High Interest Teenage Series are suitable for a wide variety of students for guided reading instruction, for Literature Circle discussion and for independent reading. These are short (around 12,000 words), emotive stories that gallop through action-packed plot lines. They feature realistic characters who will keep your students engaged chapter after chapter. Dynamic writing hooks the reader quickly so even those who find regular novel-reading an absolute chore stay completely immersed in the story. Each book comes with its own corresponding Teachers' Handbook, developed and written by Lori Jamison. These are photocopiable and include activities for before and after reading, plot synopsis, character analysis and other enjoyable comprehension exercises. They help catch the wind of a student's enthusiasm and encourage pride by finishing - and appreciating - a whole book.But, the approach is on-going, matching the progress through the book, with exercises which ensure understanding in small chunks: two or three chapters at a time.
"Why", Lori asks, "should a reader struggle to finish a whole novel, and then have to complete possibly boring comprehension exercises that are concerned with the novel in its entirety?"
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Product details

  • Spiral bound | 24 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 3mm | 150g
  • Stourbridge, United Kingdom
  • Diagrams, Illustrations, Worksheets
  • 1906053618
  • 9781906053611

Table of contents

The Programme, Plot Synopsis, Introducing the Novel, "Vandalism or Innocent Fun?", Sociogram, Understanding Character Nikki's Choices, The Story in Pictures, Questioning the Author, SOS Response, Show Off Quiz, After-Reading Activities.
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Author information

Lori Jamison is a teacher, curriculum consultant and author. She has written several books and articles on exemplary reading and writing instruction, including Guided Reading Basics and The Write Genre. She was formerly a teacher and Language Arts Consultant for the Regina Public Schools in Canada, and member of the board of directors of the International Reading Association. Lori is an internationally acclaimed speaker on literacy issues and is "...a passionate presenter, well-known for her research-based sessions full of teacher-tested and student-friendly strategies." (Staff Development for Educators, 2007)
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