Three Times Lucky: Novel Study

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A car crash, a murder, a hurricane. With such a plot, why is the title of Sheila Turnage's novel Three Times Lucky? After making a prediction about the plot, scholars use the novel study to research and record facts about the United States of America. They also answer text-based questions, practice vocabulary, and invent similes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals share their plot predictions before starting the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Offer dictionaries for a vocabulary exercise 
  • Requires Internet or library access for research
  • Only a partial preview (chapters one and two) of the novel study
Pros

  • Includes activities for before, during, and after reading to hold interest and ensure understanding
  • Provides a helpful student checklist for recording grades and assignments 
Cons

  • None