I developed this PowerPoint as part of a course I developed using the Common Core Standards. You will find close reading strategies, vocabulary development with focus on Tier Two Vocabulary words, and integrated lessons with Science and Social Studies. My students LOVE these lessons. I am using the Expeditionary Learning Modules for whole group instruction, and this unit for my On-level and Above level readers. I have also successfully used this as my whole-group instruction prior to implementation of Expeditionary Learning. More of these are available for purchase!
I teach about a chapter a week with one hour devoted to this unit per day.