“The Magic Fish” and “The Golden Touch”: A Close Read Animated PowerPoint Unit—CCSS Aligned!
With Common Core coming, we all know how important close reads are. This unit provides everything you need for two quality close reads, plus much, much more!
Included in this bundle:
•The Magic Fish and The Golden Touch Animated Power Point Presentations: These are not your ordinary Power Points! These Power Point presentations include sound effects, animated characters, video backgrounds, magical transformations, and more! Just click when you get to the star and watch the enchantment happen!
•2-3 weeks of lesson plans, depending on how much you use and how you break up the lessons;
•The Magic Fish Student Printable;
•The Magic Fish Text Dependent Questions;
•The Golden Touch Student Printable;
•The Golden Touch Text Dependent Questions;
•Somebody Wanted But So 1st and 2nd Reading;
•Somebody Wanted But So Answer Key;
•3-Column Chart for Two Stories;
•Blank 3-Column Chart;
•Comic Panels: choice of 5-, 6-, 8-, 9-, 10-, or 12-panel comic. Students retell one of the stories using a comic strip. Links to website to create virtual comics! Also includes a rubric to assess the comic strip;
•Magic Fish Pictures and Golden Touch Pictures;
•Newspaper Planning Sheet, Printable, and Rubric: students go back in time to Ancient Greece and write an article about one of the events in “The Golden Touch”. Links included to create web-based newspaper;
•The Stonecutter Story and Comprehension Quiz with Answer Key: cold read of a Japanese folktale with 10 question comprehension quiz. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Answer Key included;
•Discussion Cards: students evaluate, synthesize, draw conclusions, and collaborate with their classmates. Very high level thinking questions!
•The Magic Fish and The Golden Touch Readers’ Theater scripts—Animated PowerPoint backgrounds are provided for each.