The Princess in Black Book Club Focused on Illustrations in Chapter Books

The Princess in Black Book Club Focused on Illustrations in Chapter Books

Princess Magnolia wears frilly pink dresses, is the perfect hostess, and has a big secret! When the monster alarm rings, she springs into action and transforms into The Princess in Black! The big blue monster has come to eat the goats and it is up to The Princess in Black to save the day. This action-packed plot is supported by colorful illustrations making The Princess in Black an ideal text for a Book Club focused on exploring the role of illustrations.
  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 5 book club meetings focused on Illustrations in Chapter Books
  • 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 Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Princess Magnolia wears frilly pink dresses, is the perfect hostess, and has a big secret! When the monster alarm rings, she springs into action and transforms into The Princess in Black! The big blue monster has come to eat the goats and it is up to The Princess in Black to save the day. This action-packed plot is supported by colorful illustrations making The Princess in Black an ideal text for a Book Club focused on exploring the role of illustrations.
  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 5 book club meetings focused on Illustrations in Chapter Books
  • 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 Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. 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 exploring illustrations, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host The Princess in Black Book Club.

Focus student attention on the important role of illustrations in a story with an interactive activity that has them becoming an illustrator. This first The Princess in Black Book Club meeting encourages readers to think about all the things they can learn from the story's illustrations.

The illustrations in Shannon and Dean Hale's The Princess in Black reveal information about the story's characters. This meeting shows readers how to use the illustrations to learn more about how a character feels and what the character is doing.

As students are reading The Princess in Black, they will notice that authors Shannon and Dean Hale do not spend much time describing the story's setting in the text. In order for readers to figure out where the action is taking place, they will need to pay attention to the details in the illustrations.

Careful examination of the illustrations in The Princess in Black by Shannon and Dean Hale helps the reader to understand what is happening in the story. This meeting's discussion shares with students how to better comprehend the story using the details included in the illustrations.

This final The Princess in Black Book Club meeting provides readers with an opportunity to reflect on their learning about the role of illustrations in a story through a group discussion and culminating activity. Additionally, students will be encouraged to think about how their learning could be useful to future independent reading.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with the role of illustrations in a story.
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Standard Alignment
Book Title:
The Princess in Black
Book Author:
Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
M
DRA Level:
28
Reading Recovery Level:
20, 28
Theme(s):
Adventure, Laugh Out Loud
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Common Core Alignment: RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.4a, L.2.5a, L.2.6, SL.2.6
Vocabulary Connections: L.2.4a, L.2.5a, L.2.6
TEKS Alignment: 2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6B, 2.6C, 2.6D, 2.6E, 2.6F, 2.6G, 2.6H, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8A, 2.8B, 2.8C, 2.8D, 2.9A, 2.9B, 2.9C, 2.10A, 2.10B, 2.10C, 2.10D, 2.10E, 2.13A, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
Vocabulary Connections: 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.3A, 2.3B, 2.3D
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