The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Club Focused on Story Elements

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Club Focused on Story Elements

Introduce your readers to Edward, a china rabbit who, due to an unforeseen accident, is lost at sea and separated from his comfortable life with the Tulane family. This event begins a journey during which Edward passes through a series of owners. Each new “family” along the way teaches Edward more about himself and the important things in life. The tale of Edward's trials and tribulations will captivate readers and provide engaging opportunities for them to practice comparing and contrasting story elements throughout this Book Club.
  • 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 Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Introduce your readers to Edward, a china rabbit who, due to an unforeseen accident, is lost at sea and separated from his comfortable life with the Tulane family. This event begins a journey during which Edward passes through a series of owners. Each new “family” along the way teaches Edward more about himself and the important things in life. The tale of Edward's trials and tribulations will captivate readers and provide engaging opportunities for them to practice comparing and contrasting story elements throughout this Book Club.
  • 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 Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. 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 comparing and contrasting story elements, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Club.

In order to deeply comprehend a text like The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Katie DiCamillo, it is helpful for students to be able to use the details in the text to compare and contrast the story elements of character, setting, and story events. This first Book Club meeting introduces how to identify similarities and differences using common objects.

Before readers can jump into comparing and contrasting story elements with Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, they have to be able to identify key details of the characters, settings, and story events. During this meeting, students will be introduced to a graphic organizer that will help them track important details while reading.

Now that students have tracked some of the important details related to the characters, settings, and story events of Edward's journey, they can begin comparing and contrasting. This The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Club meeting focuses on analyzing character similarities and differences using a Venn diagram.

During this Book Club meeting, readers will use the work they did with characters in the last meeting as a framework for analyzing the various settings that Edward encounters. By comparing and contrasting the settings, readers are able to more fully understand Edward and anticipate how he may be impacted by the new places he visits on his journey.

This Book Club meeting focuses on comparing and contrasting the major story events. Through the analysis of the story events, students will discover that author Kate DiCamillo wrote The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane in such a way that each of the major story events causes Edward to feel a strong emotion.

As readers wrap up their exploration of comparing and contrasting story elements, they will anchor their learning to the fact that analyzing the characters, settings, and story events in this way enables them to identify ways that Edward has been impacted throughout the text. Students will be able to demonstrate their learning by writing the "next chapter" in Edward's journey.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with comparing and contrasting story elements.
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Standard Alignment
Book Title:
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Book Author:
Kate DiCamillo
Grade Level:
5
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
U
DRA Level:
50
Reading Recovery Level:
Theme(s):
Adventure, Friendship, Perseverance
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Common Core Alignment: RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.9, RL.5.10, RF.5.3, RF.5.4, SL.5.1a, SL.5.1b, SL.5.1c, W.5.8, W.5.9, L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.6
Vocabulary Connections: L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.6
TEKS Alignment: 5.1C, 5.1A, 5.1D, 5.6A, 5.6B, 5.6C, 5.6D, 5.6E, 5.6F, 5.6G, 5.6H, 5.6I, 5.7A, 5.7B, 5.7C, 5.7D, 5.7E, 5.7F, 5.7G, 5.8A, 5.8B, 5.8C, 5.8D, 5.9A, 5.9B, 5.9D(i), 5.9D(ii), 5.9D(iii), 5.9E(i), 5.9E(ii), 5.9E(iii), 5.9F, 5.10A, 5.10B, 5.10C, 5.10D, 5.10E, 5.10F, 5.10G, 5.13A, 5.13C, 5.13E, 5.13H
Vocabulary Connections: 5.7E, 5.7F, 5.3A, 5.3B
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