This is a complete unit plan for ELA that targets writing skills, reading comprehension, creativity, and project work. It is based around the theme of inventions/ discoveries and is a multi disciplinary unit.
The lessons can be used for between 4 -6 weeks of teaching and are written to help bridge to the Common Core standards for students and teachers that are making this transition. It includes all the CCSS used within the unit, broken down by lesson. It also includes a 20 page teacher planning guide (straightforward instructions on how to teach each lesson) that includes differentiated instruction techniques for ELL's/ struggling students/ highly motivated students, along with all of the materials you will need for the entire unit:
*4 different reading comprehensions followed with Common Core reading tasks
*7 different exit tickets
*13 page Inventor's Log booklet for students to record ideas, thoughts, and processes
*writing project AND rubric for grading that follows the Common Core writing guidelines
*complete science project (for multi-disciplinary learning) that follows the unit
*worksheets on compare and contrast, sequence of events, problem/ solution, and more!
Many of the materials stand alone and can be used again, independent of the unit. Enjoy this excellent unit!