I'm not sure what you mean by a "big idea topic." The unit is a series of 5 lesson plans, and each deals with a different element of fiction. The overall purpose of the unit is to introduce students to the basic elements of fiction so that they can identify them in their reading.
November 12, 2012
Buyer re: Real-Life Reading Activities for Grades 6-12
I was wondering if the Activities are suitable for students outside the US. I am pretty keen on the concept of the book but would like to know before I purchase that their isn't a heavy US bias seeing as my students and I are in Australia.
Also, does Free Shipping include postage to Australia?
A lot of the activities are geared toward students in the U.S. There is a lot of American history and geography incorporated into the lessons. Free shipping DOES NOT include postage to Australia. I'm so sorry, but thank you for your inquiry!