Alaska Thematic Unit

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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This Product Includes the ALL of the Following:

Julie of the Wolves Novel Study
This unit is set up for the whole class to read as a novel study for Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George. This could also be used as a small literature circle in class as well.

It includes:
An agenda/outline for the unit
Vocabulary words with definitions for students to know BEFORE they read the assigned section
Suggested thinking for students for when they are writing post-its while reading
Activity Suggestions for after the Book Talk
Comprehension Questions for classwork or homework
Comprehension Checks to assess longer sections of the book
A Final Project sheet that includes choices for a "hands-on" project which is paired with a written assignment for students to complete at home
A rubric for the Final Project "hands-on" activity and written assignment.

Readers Workshop Unit
This is an entire 3-week unit that will teach your students how to navigate nonfiction texts and collect research. This unit is modeled as a Readers Workshop. If you have never used a Readers Workshop model before, this unit is perfect; with its scripted text and completed activity sheets, it walks you through the entire process!

Over 70 pages include:
15 mini-lessons structured with the Readers Workshop model
CCSS Alignment Grades 3-5
Suggested script throughout each lesson
List of materials and Lesson Set-up
Conferencing Tips
Unit Overview to help you set up for the next 3 weeks
Unit Agenda with space to write the date of each lesson to keep you organized!
Student Tracking Sheet
Student Activity Sheets
Teacher Model Sheets that are already completed

Writers Workshop Research Paper/Essay Unit
Over 100 pages aligned to the Common Core Standards Grades 4-6, 20 Scripted Lessons and ALL materials included so that you can print and teach today!

It is an entire 4 week unit that will teach your students how to complete research and write a research paper. Each lesson has been constructed in the Writers Workshop model. If you have never used the Writers Workshop model before, this unit is perfect; with its scripted text and completed teacher examples, it walks you through the entire process! (Common Core State Standards are aligned and included as well for you to add right into your plan book!)

I've used this successfully in my classrooms with both younger and older elementary school students! Because of its structure, this can easily be adapted to teach lower grades (3,4) as well as higher elementary (5,6)!

Over 100 pages include:
1. 20 Scripted Lessons
2. Materials to put together a research folder for each student
3. Over 20 Anchor Charts
4. Writing Graphic Organizers
5. Conferencing Tips for when you meet with students one-on-one to discuss their writing
6. Teacher Writing Examples and a full essay for you to use during the modeling portion of each lesson. There are examples to use throughout the entire unit from brainstorming to publishing.
7. A Tracking Sheet to record student progress

This ENTIRE THEMATIC UNIT is so complete, you could print all 200+ pages today and start teaching!
All you need to add are the books if you wish to follow my scripts and answer keys exactly. However, this unit can easily be followed with any books chosen by the teacher. Please message me with any questions! Don't forget to download the preview!


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Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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