I was lucky enough to get a class set of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in a Donors Choose project, and we are currently wrapping up our year with it!
Where the Wild Things Learn's AMAZING product to go with it! Why I love doing this book at the end of the year is because of this product- it has almost EVERY standard we learned included in it!
Last year, I also used her product as I read the book to them and it was good, but not really what I wanted since we pretty much had to do everything together because they didn't have a copy of the text on their own... now that they all have a copy in their hands, they can really dive in to find evidence to support their thinking as they complete their Fantastic Folder. It's awesome! (But, if you don't have extra copies, it's still doable- just much more guided.) We still read it together- I read aloud and they follow along- but they have consistent access to the book for the activities.
My kids' folders aren't as colorful as Amelia's because we are low on the paper supply at the end of the year... but it's still pretty! :o)
Before we read, I have my students define the words on the vocabulary foldable that they will see in the upcoming chapters by finding them in the dictionary. You could easily have them define using context clues as you read, too.
So what books do you love to use to wrap up your school year?