HOW DO CHILDREN ACCESS BOOKS?
This is 3rd grade unit. There are 12 days in this Unit and there are four texts used. The Unit has a central message of how children from different countries access books. The Unit explores this topic by reading four texts: Nasreen's Secret School, Rain School, The Librarian of Basra, and That Book Woman. These texts are available on-line as a video as well and this unit can be completed with NO PURCHASES!
Unit Overview (Provided by EL): In this first unit, students will explore the question: “Why do people seek the power of reading?” Through the study of literature, literary nonfiction, and informational articles from around the world, and in their own backyards, students will experience the extraordinary lengths to which some people go in order to access the power and privilege of reading. Students will learn about and practice how to close read and answer text-dependent questions. They also will determine the criteria for a good conversation and practice discussing texts with their peers. Throughout this unit, teachers also will conduct a variety of reading assessments on individual students, based on district or school priorities. (This will lay the foundation for students getting to know their own reading powers during Unit 2.) As the mid-unit assessment, teachers will gauge students’ ability to collaborate with their peers. Students will begin to build their ability to write an informative paragraph using a simple “accordion” structure to help them understand how to develop a topic with facts, definitions, and details. In the end of unit assessment, students will demonstrate their ability to organize and record notes about “reading superheroes” throughout the world.
Students will learn the following skills:
1. Close Reading Protocol
2. Basics of Paragraph Writing
3. New Vocabulary Accusation using Context Clues
Included in this Unit are: required text pages with links to purchase and the videos, links to the worksheets that go with this unit, and over 200 pages of slides for instruction! This is the editable version of this unit.