Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code Lesson Plan & Activities

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A guided reading or interactive read aloud lesson plan for the nonfiction / informational text mentor text picture book Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: a Navajo Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac. Great for Veteran's Day, Native America Heritage Month, and biography studies!

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Summarizing key details (4 strategies: narrative retell, timeline, graphic organizer, Somebody Wanted But Then So)
  • close reading for describing illustrations
  • describing character traits
  • comparing and contrasting accounts
  • analyzing the main idea and details

The lesson plans include:

  • teacher script with strategic stopping points and questions for students to discuss
  • printable prompts for student post-reading responses through discussion in writing or reading response logs
  • 4-5 day plan
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested discussion strategies
  • Strategic stopping points for questioning and close reading
  • Anchor chart examples
  • Sentence stems / frames for oracy and vocabulary development
  • Great for bilingual classrooms
  • Printable worksheets for written responses

How to Use This Resource:

  • whole group
  • small group
  • as a reading  intervention
  • special education (SPED)
  • bilingual or Dual Language / DLI classrooms
  • with ELLs for ESL instruction
  • Great for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade

Your second, third, fourth, or fifth grade students will love this story!

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

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