Your students will love reading and discussing these four classic books by the author Chris Van Allsburg. This Common Core aligned unit contains almost 60 pages of resources designed to lead classroom discussions and activities to help examine the characters and plots of each of the stories in depth. A culminating activity is included to enable students further practice on analyzing the stories and characters. In this activity, students will make an accordion book to demonstrate their knowledge of the book.
Books taught in this unit include:
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
The Sweetest Fig
Two Bad Ants
Discussion questions, activities, and writing prompts included for each book.
The main focus of this unit is RL3.9- Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series), however, many other standards are addressed through this unit as well.
This activity is best suited for third grade students since the main focus is a 3rd grade Common Core Standard. It would also work well for 2nd grade students