Bunnicula Common Core Literature Study - Thinking Maps and Depth and Complexity

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This is a NEWLY UPDATED Common Core Aligned Literature Study Unit on the novel Bunnicula by James Howe.

32 Pages of Common Core ELA pre-reading and post-reading comprehension activities for Chapters 1-9 such as:

- Thinking Maps (Combined Maps)
- Depth and Complexity Icons
- Exclusion Brainstorming
- Vocabulary and Dictionary work
- Text Structure Analysis
- Text Style Shaped by Point of View
- Making Predictions
- Making Inferences
- Cause and Effect
- Word Study on: similes, onomatopoeia, homophones
- Summary writing skills – sequencing beginning, middle and end, finding key details, identifying main idea.
- Creative writing

- 32 Pages of Pre/Post Reading Activities for each chapter
- Thinking Maps: Flow Map for sequencing events, Bridge Map for Vocabulary analogies, Double Bubble for comparing characters
- Combined Thinking Maps for Making Inferences, Cause and Effect based on Point of View and Text Style, Summarizing Key Ideas, and Text Structure Analysis.
- Depth and Complexity Icon Prompt activities – Every page includes D&C Icon Prompts to encourage higher level thinking skills in reading. Also, includes blank boxes for students to draw icons and find textual evidence.
- Exclusion Brainstorming boxes for Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension.
- Student SAMPLES

Instructional Use:
- Whole Class Literature Study
- Guided Reading
- Partner Work
- Independent Work
- Pre-Reading and Post-Reading Vocabulary Comprehension Skills
- Summary Writing
- Creative Writing
- Homework

*Background Knowledge/Training on Thinking Maps, Exclusion Brainstorming, and Dr. Sandra Kaplan’s Depth and Complexity Prompts recommended.

* Does not include any images from the novel. This unit solely serves as a supplement to the novel.

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More Depth and Complexity Resources:
Depth and Complexity Student Note Taking Cards
Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Pack for Common Core Literature Study NEW
Depth and Complexity Thinking Maps Set Task Cards for Common Core Literature

For the Third Grade Teacher:
3rd Grade HM Theme 1 - Depth and Complexity Frames {The Lost and Found, The Ballad of Mulan, The Waterfall}
3rd Grade HM Theme 2 - Depth and Complexity Frames {The Keeping Quilt, Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope, The Talking Cloth, Dancing Rainbows}
3rd Grade HM Theme 3 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Dogzilla, Mysterious Giant of Barletta, Raising Dragons, Garden of Abdu Gasazil}
3rd Grade HM Theme 4 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Nights of the Pufflings, Seal Surfer, Two Days in May}
3rd Grade HM Theme 5 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Across the Wide Dark Sea, Yunmi and Halmoni's Trip, Trapped by the Ice!}
3rd Grade HM Theme 6 - Depth and Complexity Frames {Pepita Talks Twice, Poppa's New Pants, Ramona Quimby, Age 8}

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