Sees Behind Trees Study Guide / Unit
by Pam D'Alessandro
"Dorris tells the story of Walnut, a young Native American boy. Because Walnut can`t see well, he has difficulty meeting the challenges, especially feats of skill with bow and arrow, that prove he is ready to receive a new name and become an adult. When a sympathetic uncle invents a new contest to " see what can`t be seen," the boy`s other senses bring success and earn him the name Sees Behind Trees. Dorris could easily stop there, but he nudges the youngster onward through a series of trials that show adulthood is about more than getting there." Amazon.com Summary
This is a 12 page Study Guide for the Sees Behind Trees story that can be used with/or without the Trophies Reading Series. The Study Guide is correlated to the Common Core Curriculum for 5th Grade. This is designed to be used within a two week time frame. I use the Study Guide along with a Close Reading Lesson which lasts usually 3 days. We also read the novel, Sees Behind Trees. This study guide is complete with advanced phonics, vocabulary, a poem, and an alignment with Social Studies.
Print using landscape on 6 copy papers. Then print front to back and fold into a small 5.5 x 8.5 booklet. Grading points for each page are included along with the Standard for each question or group of questions. There are no "centers" in this study guide. This is meant to be used in the Literacy Block and taken home as a study guide. Advanced Phonics and Vocabulary are included in the guide. This is an interactive study guide.
Common Core Aligned and Noted on Each Page of the Study Guide
RL.5.2- Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
RL. 5.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
RL.5.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
RF.5.4b - Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
L.5.2e- Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
L.5.5c - Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
RI.5.5 - Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
RI.5.6 - Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Sees Behind Trees Study Guide
by Pam D'Alessandro
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