Flashlight Readers
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Teacher's Guide
Because of Winn-Dixie
Esperanza Rising
Chasing Vermeer

Flashlight Readers activities meet national standards by providing students with opportunities in the following areas:

Reading and Language Arts
International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and Language Arts Standards (4th Ed.)

  • Collects data, facts, and ideas
  • Selects, organizes, and categorizes information using a wide variety of strategies
  • Analyzes, interprets, and evaluates information, ideas, organization, and language from text
  • Listens attentively to others and builds on others' ideas in discussions
  • Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
  • Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

Technology Foundation Standards for Students:

  • Uses technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity
  • Uses technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences
  • Uses a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
  • Uses technology tools to process data and report results

See Benchmarks for Each Lesson

Because or Winn-Dixie
Lesson 1: Scrapbook
Lesson 2: Stump the Dump Maze Game
Lesson 3: About the Author: Kate DiCamillo

Lesson 1: Holes Match 'Em Up Challenge
Lesson 2: Cause & Effect with The Treasure of Green Lake
Lesson 3: Explore Writing with Louis Sachar
Lesson 4: Write Your Own Screenplay

Esperanza Rising
Lesson 1: "A Picture Says A Thousand Words…"
Lesson 2: Journal of Time, a Historical Perspective
Lesson 3: Pam Muñoz Ryan Shares Writing Secrets!

Chasing Vermeer
Lesson 1: “Picture the Process!”
Lesson 2: “Do You See What I See?”
Lesson 3: Patterns and Pentominoes
Lesson 1: Write for Change
Lesson 2: Picturing the Story
Lesson 3: Up Close with the Author