Historical Fiction Book Clubs - Spring 2014

Book Club Packet Requirements (DUE FRIDAY, 5/23/14)


Daily Supplies:

(Must have all of these items with you at the start of class each day)

  • Assigned novel

  • Book Club Packet (orange cover)

  • Writer's Notebook

  • Pencil

  • 1 digital device per group (Ms. Leach will have MacBooks available)


Note about Signposts:
Location = Page number and/or Chapter
Signpost I Noticed = What Signpost was it, and what happened?
My Notes About It = What does this Signpost make you think/wonder/predict?

Daily Schedule/Activities:


Day 1: (Wednesday, 4/30/14)
  • Pass out novels/Get together with group members.
  • Complete Discussion #1 on your Wiki page.



Day 2: (Thursday, 5/1/14)
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 1
    • Guns: Ch. 1, 2
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 1
    • Chains: Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Liberty: Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Complete Journal Entry "D" - see packet for prompt




Day 3: (Friday, 5/2/14)
  • (JOURNAL "D" - DUE AT START OF CLASS)
  • Complete Discussion #2 on your Wiki page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 2, 3
    • Guns: Ch. 3, 4
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 2, 3
    • Chains: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • Liberty: 6, 7, 8, 9




Day 4: (Monday, 5/5/14)
  • Complete Discussion #3 on your Wiki Page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 4
    • Guns: Ch. 5, 6
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 4
    • Chains: Ch. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • Liberty: Ch. 10, 11, 12
  • Complete Journal Entry "A" - see packet for prompt


*No Book Clubs on Tuesday, 5/6/14*


Day 5: (Wednesday, 5/7/14)
  • (JOURNAL "A" - DUE AT START OF CLASS)
  • Complete Discussion #4 on your Wiki page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 5, 6
    • Guns: Ch. 7, 8
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 5, 6
    • Chains: Ch. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Liberty: Ch. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17




Day 6 (Friday, 5/9/14):
  • Complete Discussion #5 on your Wiki page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 7
    • Guns: Ch. 9, 10
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 7
    • Chains: Ch. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    • Liberty: Ch. 18, 19, 20, 21
  • Complete Journal Entry "C" - see packet for prompt





Day 7 (Monday, 5/12/14):
  • (JOURNAL "C" - DUE AT START OF CLASS)
  • Complete Discussion #6 on your Wiki page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 8, 9
    • Guns: Ch. 11, 12, 13
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 8
    • Chains: Ch. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
    • Liberty: Ch. 22, 23, 24, 25





Day 8 (6th graders=Wednesday, 5/14/14, 5th graders=Friday, 5/16/14):
  • Complete Discussion #7 on your Wiki page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 10
    • Guns: Ch. 14, 15
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 9, 10
    • Chains: Ch. 31, 32, 33, 34
    • Liberty: Ch. 26, 27, 28, 29
  • Complete Journal Entry "B" - see packet for prompt




Day 9 (6th graders=Thursday, 5/15/14, 5th graders=Monday, 5/19/14):
  • (JOURNAL "B" - DUE AT START OF CLASS)
  • Complete Discussion #8 on your Wiki page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 11
    • Guns: Ch. 16, 17, 18
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 11, 12
    • Chains: Ch. 35, 36, 37, 38
    • Liberty: Ch, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34





Day 10 (6th graders=Friday, 5/16/14, 5th graders=Wednesday, 5/21/14):
  • Complete Discussion #9 on your Wiki page
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 12
    • Guns: Ch. 19, 20, 21
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 13
    • Chains: Ch, 39, 40, 41, 42
    • Liberty: Ch, 35, 36, 37
  • Complete your Final (Choice) Journal Entry (Choose any prompt from the last two pages of the packet.) EDIT: 5th graders - not due until Friday, 5/23/14





Day 11 (6th graders=Monday, 5/19/14, 5th graders=Thursday, 5/22/14):
  • (FINAL "CHOICE" JOURNAL - DUE AT START OF CLASS) EDIT: 5th graders - not due until Friday, 5/23/14
  • Share what you did for your Final (Choice) Journal Entry EDIT: 5th graders - We will share these on Friday, 5/23/14
  • Read / Notice&Note Signposts:
    • Brother Sam: Ch. 13, 14, Epilogue
    • Guns: Ch. 22, 23, 24, 25
    • Jump Ship: Ch. 14, "How Much of This Book is True?"
    • Chains: Ch. 43, 44, 45, Appendix
    • Liberty: Ch. 38, 39, Author's Note

5th AND 6th graders:
Book Club Packet due Friday, 5/23/14 - must include:
  • At least 10 Reading Logs (we read 10 days)
  • At least 20 Signposts that follow this criteria:
    • Location = Page number and/or Chapter

    • Signpost I Noticed = What Signpost was it, and what happened?

    • My Notes About It = What does this Signpost make you think/wonder/predict?



Day 12 (Friday, 5/23/14):

1. Turn in Book Club Packet.
2. Turn in Final "Choice" Journal Entry (5th grade only).

3. If you are missing any Book Club assignments, they are now late. You should use the rest of the class period to work on them.

4. If you are NOT missing any assignments, CONGRATULATIONS! Please use this class period as choice reading time and work on your 40 Book Challenge!

NOTE: As you work/read, Ms. Leach will be calling students up to turn in Book Club novels. Please ensure that you are turning in the book that was originally assigned to you (it will have your name on the inside cover). THANK YOU!!



Groups Pages:
(Post your discussion notes your group's wiki page below)

My Brother Sam is Dead
Brody, Jon, Hadin - Spring Book Club
Leo, Dhravid, Sawyer, Charlie - Spring Book Club

Guns for General Washington
Blaise, Cole, Josh - Spring Book Club
Nick L., Nate, Evan - Spring Book Club
Anna, Mia, Sullivan, Sara - Spring Book Club
Jake, Jaden, Graham - Spring Book Club

Jump Ship to Freedom
Adam, Drew, Ross - Spring Book Club
Ava, Claudia, Nikki, Carina - Spring Book Club
Owen, Alec, Richard, Brennen - Spring Book Club
Claire, Grace, Hannah - Spring Book Club

Chains
Pierce, Phillip, Nick H. - Spring Book Club
Madeline, Angela, Shannon, Nina - Spring Book Club
Lira, Bridget, Amelia, Zoe - Spring Book Club
Toland, Laurent, Max - Spring Book Club

Give Me Liberty
Katie, Molly, Vivian, Teri - Spring Book Club