• Sarah, Plain and Tall-

    Lit packs can be taken home nightly. 
    Chps. 1-3  Dec. 4
    Chps. 4-6  Dec.7
    Chps. 7-9  Dec. 8
    Review     Dec. 10
    Crossword puzzle   Dec.  11
    Vocabulary 1   Dec. 15
    Vocabulary 2    Dec. 16
    Final Review    Dec. 17
    War with Grandpa

    Lit pack due dates-check points

    You may take home lit pack nightly and work on in class.


    Chps. 1-12  Nov. 2

    Chps 13-24  Nov. 6

    Chps. 25-37  Nov. 10

    Review Nov. 16

    ABC order  Nov. 18

    Vocabulary 1  Nov. 20

    Vocabulary 2  Nov. 23

    Crossword puzzle   Nov. 30

    Character map   Dec. 1

    ALL =  Dec. 1



    Dear Mr. Henshaw Lit Pack  You may work at home on lit packs any night!


    Chapters are divided into diary entries with dates.

    May 12-Nov. 26= Oct. 6

    Nov. 27 – Dec.25= Oct. 8

    Jan. 3-Feb. 2=  Oct. 12

    Feb. 4-Feb. 9= Oct. 14

    Feb. 15-Mar. 25= Oct. 16

    Mar. 25-Mar. 31= Oct. 19

    Review=Oct. 20

    Vocabulary 1= Oct. 21

    Vocabulary 2= Oct. 21

    Vocabulary 3=Oct. 22

    All due: Oct. 23


    Mr. Caudle’s AG Class

    Literature Pack Guidelines for Grading

    Students may take lit packs home any night.


    1. The entire pack is complete, thoughtful, and neat.  Lit packs will look differently for each book but the info below basically covers the components of various lit packs.  Lit packs may be taken home any night.  Due dates for separated sections will be in planner and on my website.  I will also usually email them to you.
    2. If the following sections are included (lit pack formats vary):  Illustration/Cover Page:  The illustration is neatly done, colored, and directly relates to the book.  The title of their book is in the caption box.
    3. Summary Section:  The summary is 7 or more sentences.  It is correct and clearly states that the student has identified the beginning, middle, and ending parts.  Spelling is as correct as possible for a third grade AG student.
    4. Word Wizard Section:  Students have identified 5 vocabulary words that were difficult for them (or, if they know all the words in the book, they have identified 5 words that a typical 3rd grader might have difficulty with).  They have included the page number, a reasonable guess as to the meaning, and the correct dictionary definition based upon the context of the sentence in which the word is used.
    5. Attribute Web/Character Map:  Students have gathered clues that the author provides in the text to tell what their character is like. Clues are thoughtful and identify attributes that are important to their chosen character.
    6. Connector Page:  Students have completed this page with at least 3 sentences per connection.  Connections are real, interesting, correct, and thoughtful.  Spelling, grammar, and capitalization are at or equal to third grade level.
    7. Story Flow Chart:  Students have thoroughly and completely identified the different parts of the story.  They have the correct number of sentences in each box.
    8. Students’ Own Questions:  Students have written and answered their own questions and will be able to share in their small group.  Questions are thoughtful and of a higher level and quality (versus just knowledge questions that can be found directly in text.  Think:  analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing.)
    9. Comprehension Questions:  Complete and correct.  These will often count as separate grades along with averaging into the overall grade of the packet.
    10. Vocabulary, spelling, quizzes, reviews, and tests are all completed.
    11. Checkpoints are completed and turned in on time.  Due dates will be placed in planner, emailed to parents, and placed on my website, so there should be NO reason to miss a checkpoint.
    12. Separate grades may be taken on separate sections.
    13. Overall lit pack grade is a test grade.
    14. Students have worked cooperatively in small literature circles when directed to do so and are prepared for the work to be done.
    15. Any projects or assignments (in addition to the actual pack) are completed on time.


    Grades are based on the above criteria (along with meeting all checkpoints for specific due dates) plus my subjective, professional opinion as to how well the student attempted the work along with their mastery of the reading material assigned.  Grades follow county guidelines.

    26 Fairmount Avenue
    Entire packet due on Sept. 19 (Friday)
    Project ideas below.  Pick one
    1. Create a poster with hurricane facts.
    2. Draw a picture of the hurricane described in the story.
    3. Make a list of water safety rules.
    4. Make a list of safety rules for medicine.
    5. With a parent's permission, watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (original Disney cartoon version).  Parents send in note.
    6. With a parent's permission, watch a Disney movie. Then read the original
    fairy tale. Compare the two.
    7. Read another book by Tomie dePaola. Write a one page summary of the book.
    8. Read another book in the 26 Fairmount Avenue series.
    9. Find out what makes a nor'easter. Make a diagram.
    10. Find out about five important real life events in 1939.
    11. Make a chart comparing Tomie to you.
    12. Write a poem about Tomie.
    13. Make a timeline of the things that happened in the book.
    14. Make a new cover for the book.