This is the only story in the whole world that could make me LIKE a cockroach! A beautiful story with breathtaking illustrations, written and illustrated by Janell Cannon. This unit is designed to be conducted after reading.
This is a packed, interactive, explicit instruction unit actively engaging students in the exploration of six tier 2 words designed to be used after reading "Crickwing." In my fifth grade classroom, I use these shorter read alouds to introduce more complex topics like theme and comparing across texts, while developing vocabulary background. The kids absolutely love these lessons and our focus words become part of our everyday classroom language. Most lessons only take about 30 minutes and move quickly!
Included in this 43 slide set:
(all slides have suggested script for lesson- see screenshot in thumbnails to the right)
Day 1: Brief story summary in the form of a cooperative review, 3 words with three slides each that define, provide examples, and then engage students in at least 3 interactive and cooperative activities, quick review, and exit slip
Day 2: Brief plot analysis cooperative review, 3 words with three slides each that define, provide examples, and engage students in at least 3 interactive and cooperative activities, quick review, and exit slip
Day 3: Cumulative review of all 6 words in three interactive activities including a Who Am I? cooperative review.
Assessments: 6 word review & 2 extended response questions analyzing theme and character, & anticipation guide
Extras: Vocabulary cards for students to display during interactive lesson
Each slide includes suggested script for instructional use. Download and your ready to go! Before you know it, your kids will be word wizards!
All printables have been flattened. Save the whole presentation as a PDF and you can print the desired pages.
***The preview provides only one example a slide set focusing on one word...there are five other sets.
***If you have a favorite short read aloud you would like a vocabulary study unit developed for, let me know!
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