DAVID SHANNON, AUTHOR STUDY
10 to 15-day unit of study includes ELA Common Core State Standards, WI Model Academic Standards and WI Extended Grade Band Standards addressed. Mentor texts, daily activities, differentiation recommendations and assessments are all outlined in this unit study.
Background: Students struggling in reading often require additional exposure to specific reading developmental skills to increase their literacy abilities. To provide students with these additional learning opportunities, I meet with students in either small groups or one-on-one to provide interventions aimed at increasing their abilities. One of the key ingredients to a successful intervention program is engaging students in high-interest topics. I've chosen David Shannon because his books are simple and easy to understand. He also has an uncanny way of making children (and adults!) see themselves in his stories which really draws kids in. David Shannon's books are filled with great pictures that draw out the emotions of the reader as they read and engage young readers.