The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Club Focused on Story Elements

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Club Focused on Story Elements

With 284 pages of drawings, Brian Selznick presents an entirely new reading experience, in which the reader must use both textual and visual elements to create meaning. The story of Hugo and his friend, Isabelle, unfolds in early twentieth century Paris where they discover the mystery of early film and the creation of automatons. This Caldecott Award-Winning novel is perfect for helping students analyze text structure, compare and contrast visual and written text, and identify the author's purpose.


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  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Story Elements
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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With 284 pages of drawings, Brian Selznick presents an entirely new reading experience, in which the reader must use both textual and visual elements to create meaning. The story of Hugo and his friend, Isabelle, unfolds in early twentieth century Paris where they discover the mystery of early film and the creation of automatons. This Caldecott Award-Winning novel is perfect for helping students analyze text structure, compare and contrast visual and written text, and identify the author's purpose.


Listen to an audiobook of The Invention of Hugo Cabret on Epic here.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Story Elements
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club resources

The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

The instructional overview includes instructional background for analyzing text structure, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Club.

Students will enjoy reading both the text and detailed illustrations in The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Paying close attention to the illustrations will provide readers with more information than just simply reading the text alone.

Analyzing the setting of Brian Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret requires readers to use the information they gain from the written text and the illustrations. This Book Club meeting will show students how to use both resources to "see" the story's setting.

In The Invention of Hugo Cabret, author Brian Selznick uses the illustrations as a storytelling device. This meeting focuses on how the reader discovers important information about the plot by "reading" the pictures.

When determining the theme of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, students would have an incomplete picture of they used just the written words or just the illustrations. This Book Club meeting encourages discussion of the way the author uses both to share his message.

Comparing and contrasting the visual and written texts is one way for students to increase their comprehension of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. During this meeting, students will cite examples of when the words and illustrations say the same thing.

As students wrap of The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Club, they will look at reasons why author Brian Selznick may have written the novel this way. The heavy reliance on the illustrations to tell the story increases suspense for the reader and helps the reader to better visualize the characters and events.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with analyzing text structure.
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Book Title:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Book Author:
Brian Selznick
Grade Level:
6
Genre(s):
Historical Fiction, Mystery
F&P Guided Reading Level:
W
DRA Level:
60
Reading Recovery Level:
Theme(s):
Award Winners, Family, Friendship, Perseverance, Relationship Skills, Self Management
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Common Core Alignment: RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7, RL.6.9, RL.6.10, W.6.8, W.6.9, SL.6.1a, SL.6.1b, SL.6.1c, L.6.6, L.6.4a, L.6.5
Vocabulary Connections: L.6.6, L.6.4a, L.6.5
TEKS Alignment: 6.3A, 6.3B, 6.3C, 6.4, 6.6A, 6.6B, 6.6C, 6.8, 6.9, 6.26A, 6.27, 6.28
Vocabulary Connections: 6.2B, 6.2A, 6.2C
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