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WFS - Fourth Grade: Non-Fiction Book Talk

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Capstone MLA Citation

I can correctly write an MLA formatted citation for my book talk book.

Citation

Capstone Project Blog

I can add comments related to the comprehension questions after each chapter and reply to the teacher comments. 

You need to have at least 10 blogs. Make a blog entry after every chapter or two. Tell about favorite sentences, connections and details about your book. Tell about interesting facts you learned or text features you found while reading. 

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Teacher responds to comment. Teacher's comments will be underlined.

Student types another comment or replys to teacher's comment.

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Capstone Project Vocabulary

I can identify the correct meaning of an unknown word from my book.

I can identify synonyms or antonyms for the word.

I can correctly use the word in a new sentence or share a picture that shows the meaning of the word.

You must complete at least 10 vocabulary words.

(Example) Scattered- p.127- "When Sally woke up, she saw the deck of cards scattered all around the room." Going in many directions. Synonym: unorganized OR Antonym: organized. The burglar made a mess when he scattered their belongings all over the house.


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Capstone Project Documents

Capstone Project Book Review

I can write a book review that states my opinion and contains details justifying that opinion.

I can publish the review in the District Library Catalog.

Book Review

Not really many character connections

Setting not as important

 

Interesting fact - not all of them, though.

TIme Period

Topic: Did I learn something from the book?

 

Tip: Don't give away all the interesting facts

Capstone Comprehension Questions

I can answer comprehension questions that show knowledge of the author's purpose, literary devices, theme, etc.

I can make connections to text, connections to self, and connections to the world.

I can express in writing my own thoughts and opinions about my book. 

I can answer the questions in complete sentences with correct grammar and punctuation.

 

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:  

1. What is the author’s purpose of this book?

Answer: The Author's Purpose of this book is: 

 

2. List 5 sentences from the book that you liked. Include similes, metaphors, or  alliterations. Tell WHY you liked or WHAT you liked about each sentence.

1. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

2. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

3. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

4. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

5. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

3. Give a total of 5 connections: Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, and Text-to-World from your book. Give at least one example of each connection.

1. Type of connection:

Example from book:

 

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Example from book:

 

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Example from book:

 

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5. Type of connection:

Example from book:

 

2. List all of the text features you found in your book. Select three and explain what you learned from them and why you think each one was important to the book. (you must have at LEAST 3)

Here are ALL the Text Features  I found in my book:

 

1) Text feature:
    This is why it is important to the book:

 

2) Text feature:
     This is why it is important to the book:

 

3) Text feature:
      This is why it is important to the book: 

  

4. List 10 interesting or fun facts, in complete sentences, that you learned while reading your non-fiction book.


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5. Did the reading leave you with unanswered questions? In other words, what else did you want to know after you read the book? Share at least two questions you had and why you had them.

1. A question I had:

 

2. A question I had:

 

6. How did this new information change your way of thinking about this subject?


Before I read my book I thought:

After I read my book I thought: 

 

7. The text structure of your book is probably a descriptive web.

Go to Kidspiration and make a web for your book. You need at least four subtopics and at least three details for each category.

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