Book Scavenger: The Very First Lesson

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13527

A scavenger is a person who searches for and collects items that are thrown away. A scavenger is also an animal that eats other dead animals. Which definition best fits what will happen in this book?


Literary Studies, Writing

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


The front cover of Book Scavenger includes this text:

"Book Scavenger - where life is a game and books are the tokens."

Oh, interesting!

Watch this Book Scavenger Book Trailer, from Amber Sorenson, to learn more exciting hints about this book:

  • Doesn't it sound good?

I am so ready to jump right into this novel study!

Welcome to the first in a series of Related Lessons, found in the right-hand sidebar, that will explore the novel Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman.

Each lesson will include read-along videos of the chapters. However, it would be best if you had a copy of the book to read as well.

As you complete these lessons, you will learn how to think about and respond to what you are reading in a chapter book. This is important because the more you analyze and understand a book, the more knowledge and fun you will gain from it!

Before we start reading, explore the Book Scavenger website.

  • What stands out to you?
  • What do you find interesting?

Gaining background knowledge like this will only make the book easier for you to understand once you start reading it!

  • Ready to start reading?

Book Scavenger begins with text before the first chapter that is meant to be from the fictional author in the book, named Garrison Griswold.

Go ahead and read these first three pages in your copy of the book. If you do not have a copy, you can access this Preview - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman provided by Amazon.

The real author of Book Scavenger, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, wants you to feel like you're involved in the story, so it almost seems like it's a letter written to you too.

  • What part of this is the most exciting to you?

When you are ready, head over to the Got It? section to get into the actual main text of the novel!

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