I love reading! I also want my students to enjoy reading every day. Plus, I want to enjoy teaching reading. Through teacher instruction and experience, I have found genre-based instruction to be the most successful for learners. Genre-based instruction is engaging and offers SO many teaching opportunities. So many, in fact, my head was spinning with which books to use and which strategies to use with what titles. Ahhh! This is when I decided to organize my instruction.
I decided to structure my units as follows:
5-6 books per genre
1 book per week
2-4 comprehension strategy topics per week, per title
1-2 interactive activities for each comprehension strategy
1 Paired informational text connection activity (for any nonfiction related book or internet document)
1 final independent writing activity
Common Core based
100% ENGAGING and FUN for ALL (of course this includes me)
This unit includes one week of study in the fantasy genre. The
activities can be implemented in 3 ways (choose one or mix and match): a lapbook, interactive notebook activities, and/or an interactive workbook (worksheets copied and bound). Activities can be implemented in whole group or with partners in literacy centers.
This unit is Common Core aligned and samples are included!
MANY more units to come for fantasy, realistic fiction, traditional literature, historical fiction, biographies, and informational text.
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