Ezra Jack Keats Author Study & Opinion Writing Unit CCSS Reading Literature

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Ezra Jack Keats Author Study & Opinion Writing Unit with 2 crafts and CCSS follow ups for 7 different Ezra Jack Keats stories.

Unit covers the following stories:
✿ Peter's Chair
✿ Snowy Day
✿ Jennie's Hat
✿ A Letter for Amy
✿ Goggles
✿ Pet Show
✿ Whistle for Willie

✿CCSS aligned worksheets included in this author study unit are:
Problem/solution
Character, setting, beginning, middle, end story maps
Identifying charater feelings
Sequenced events
Recounting details/favorite parts of each story

✿Generic activities that can be used on any books include:
4 Story maps (for differentiation)
Character traits follow up

✿Willie craftivity picture and template for pieces to create Peter's dog.
✿Snowy Day collage craft pictures and template to create Peter from Snowy Day.

✿Graphing activities include:
2 Graphing your favorite Ezra Jack Keats story activity
1 Generic graphing your favorite Keats story (blank)

✿Book review opinion writing project graphic organizers, rough draft and final copy. This book review is a fun way to conclude the 3-4 week author study unit.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.1
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.3
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.F
Use frequently occurring adjectives
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57
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N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Ezra Jack Keats Author Study & Opinion Writing Unit CCSS R
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