If you give a child a fiction book, they experience new adventures with every turn of the page. From classroom favorites like "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" to old favorites like "Corduroy" reading fiction has allowed our firsties to go on an learning adventure time and time again.
This unit Adventures of a Fiction Reader offers you the opportunity in your first grade classroom to teach the elements of fiction through a balanced literacy approach.
It includes plans for 5 weeks, 23 shared and read aloud plans, 23 reader's workshop plans, 1 assessment, interactive anchor charts, and a readers response journal. It gives you day to day lesson plans, deeply thought out questions, teach points, anchor charts, and suggested mentor texts.
Balanced Literacy is such an intense part of our teaching day. We are getting smarter about the way we teach reading. We know kids need to be immersed in books, see good reading behaviors, and practice reading. We do this through teaching a shared reading lesson or read aloud every day. In these lessons, the teacher introduces the new skill or goes deeper in the day before skill.
The second part of teaching balanced literacy is through reader's workshop. In reader's workshop the teacher back tracks to the lesson taught the previous day to remind and refresh students in a mini lesson. This is where students go off and practice reading using their reader's response journal to write ideas down in. This unit includes all you need to introduce fiction books to your firsties. Take an adventure with Melissa and Lizzie in Adventures of a Fiction Reader. This is the first unit of a series.
It is also fully aligned to the common core and has the standard stated on each page.