This unit was made to go with Dan Santat's The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. It is meant to a mentor text unit to be used in mini-lessons for Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop.
The reading activities could be used as part of mini-lessons to teach reading skills and strategies to think more deeply about the story and then apply to independent reading. The unit was created with the 4th and 5th grade Common Core Standards in mind. Topics explored are point of view, theme, character traits, visualizing, plot, comparing/contrasting, responding to quotes, and more.
Writing activities are also included. In addition, a mentor sentence is also included with opportunity for your students to notice elements of the sentence, record the parts of speech, revise the sentence, and write their own original sentence inspired by the mentor sentence.
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