Ella Enchanted Reading Guide

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Aug 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 50 pages
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Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible. Contents Include: Teacher and student support materials, reproducible student activity sheets, an end-of-book test, and an answer key. Each reading guide divides the novel into six manageable units. Prepares all students for reading success through activating prior knowledge. Focuses reading with guiding "Questions to Think About". Build vocabulary with pre-reading and during-reading activities.

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I Chapters OneFive
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II Chapters SixTen
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V Chapters TwentyOneTwentyFive
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III Chapters ElevenFifteen
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IV Chapters SixteenTwenty
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VI Chapter TwentySixEpilogue
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Page iv - CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Focus on Reading is very flexible. It can be used by the whole class, by small groups, or by individuals. Each study guide divides the novel into 6 manageable units of study. This literature comprehension program is simple to use. Just photocopy the lessons and distribute them at the appropriate time as students read the novel. You may want to reproduce and discuss the Focus Your Knowledge page before distributing the paperbacks. This page develops and activates prior knowledge...
Page 9 - Your Vocabulary Read the sentences below. On the line, write your definition of the word in bold type. Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "... I started for the royal menagerie just outside the walls of the king's palace. My favorite exhibits were the talking birds and the exotic animals.
Page 9 - I stared out the window at a flock of sheep and wished for a diversion that would take my mind away from lamb and lentil salad." diversion: 6. "Except for its enormous ornamental shrubs pruned into the shapes of wide-skirted maidens, it might have been the home of any not-so-prosperous merchant." prosperous: 7. "If I didn't succumb to starvation, I would be here for a long time, with hateful mistresses and with Hattie ordering me about.
Page 3 - When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration." inconsolably: 2. "Instead of making me docile, Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me." docile: 3. "Part of the speech had been about dying, but more was about giving allegiance to Kyrria and its rulers. ..." allegiance: 4. " 'Cousin of mine,' the prince said, gesturing at the tombstone.
Page 33 - ... attend the three balls? 3. How do Mandy and Lucinda distinguish between "big magic" and "small magic"? 4. How does Ella capture the attention of Prince Charmont at the first ball? How does she maintain his interest at the next two balls? 5. What finally enables Ella to escape the burden of her curse? Build Your Vocabulary Read the sentences below. On the line, write your definition of the word in bold type. Then, on another sheet of paper, use that word in a new sentence of your own. 1. "Within,...
Page v - ... class. I had to write something and couldn't think of a plot, so I decided to write a Cinderella story because it already had a plot! Then, when I thought about Cinderella's character, I realized she was too much of a goody-two-shoes for me, and I would hate her before I finished ten pages. That's when I came up with the curse: she's only good because she has to be, and she is in constant rebellion.
Page 27 - I have many questions, most of them impertinent.' " impertinent: 3. " 'You are shocked that I have proposed a subterfuge.' " subterfuge: 4. " 'My only hope is that one who flies down a stair rail as beautifully as you do can overcome his scruples in this matter.' " scruples: 5. "Midmorning of my second day of servitude, Olive joined us in the kitchen.
Page 12 - Whenever I had time, I practiced the languages, especially Ogrese. The meanings were dreadful, but there was an attraction in speaking the words. They were smooth, sleek, and slithery, the way a talking snake would sound." -Chapter Ten In these sentences from Ella Enchanted, the author uses a powerful literary device called alliteration. Alliteration means repeating the same consonant sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words. Alliteration helps to create a clearer picture in the reader's...
Page 11 - ... when Hattie orders her to pick up the dust in the carriage? 5. When Olive demands a present from Ella in the carriage, what does Ella give her? 6. Why does Hattie allow Ella to drink Tonic on the trip to school? 7. What finally makes Olive stop screaming after the ogres disappear from sight? 8.

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