Teacher's Guide for SPIDER ® October 2005
Teacher's Guide prepared by: Mary E. Shea. Dr. Shea teaches graduate literacy courses and directs the Graduate Literacy Program at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
Double Entry Journal for Fiction
Setting (time and place)
Wonderings you have; Questions you want to ask
Main Characters (names and roles)
Character traits you've identified for them with evidence
Predicted consequences - what might happen next if the story continued?
What does the author want you to think about?
What connections have you made with your experiences?
Evaluation - Was this a good story? Why? Why not?
Adapted from Wood & Taylor (2001)