This nine-week unit includes detailed plans for reading, comprehension questions that incorporate higher-level thinking, vocabulary to be defined (in context of the novel), authentic product choices for each week, 3 culminating assessment options with corresponding rubric, and a Socratic seminar with corresponding participation rubric.
The unit was designed for students to complete independently (with periodic teacher checks.) It works particularly well for above-average readers in 4th or 5th grade who are self-motivated and are able to complete most assignments with little outside assistance.
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