Close Reading, writing and quizzes that are aligned with Common Core can all be found in this book study. Kids love the I Survived series of books. Teachers find the book Notice and Note a "must have" for teaching close reading, a Common Core State Standard. Pairing these books together in this unit will provide you with explicit examples for introducing the sign posts: memory moment, aha moment, again & again and words of the wiser. Close reading was our main objective, however, we can not resist opportunities for writing, higher level thinking, student engagement, discussion generators, exit tickets, and individual accountability for learning. (33 pages) READY TO USE tomorrow!
After using these materials in our classroom, students began independently noticing the signposts in their independent reading. If you love these two books, you will find this download a valuable learning experience for your students.
Included in this unit:
-QR codes to build background knowledge of sharks
-teacher reference pages - a list the signposts throughout the book
- iPad app
-teacher resource pages for each chapter
- 4 pages written responses
- exit tickets (4 pages)
- graphic organizer