Tired of putting passage after passage in front of your students? Wistfully remembering the lessons where kids actually engaged in authentic and high quality literature? This unit was created after I became frustrated with the lack of contunuity and authenticity in how my school was "test-prepping" our students. It is a 9 day unit (8 guided days + 1 independent day) with CC-aligned multiple choice questions, short response and discussion questions and a final text dependent question that allows students to engage in a high-quality and authentic text (The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo). I have used this unit with both 3rd and 4th grade students and it is singlehandly the most fondly remembered book I've taught.
The unit includes 8 days of lessons plans (+1 note regarding the independent day) AND the companion guidesheets. No need to provide any additional materials except the book!