This unit provides a model for the read aloud foundational piece using Flat Stanley. This is a 3 part unit which is scheduled for 3 weeks. The time can be adjusted according your needs. The 3 parts are: whole group guided comprehension with read aloud for one week, small group series application of comprehension strategies for 1-2 weeks, small group research for up to 1 week depending on your preferences or schedule.
The read aloud lessons use guided comprehension to provide a firm understanding of the characters and text structure that Jeff Brown includes in his Flat Stanley books. Students will use this read aloud time as their foundation so they can apply the self monitoring and other comprehension strategies while reading books in the series with their small groups and later on their own.
There are a variety of Flat Stanley books as well as Flat Stanley: Worldwide Adventure books to choose from. The Worldwide Adventure books will also offer you opportunities to incorporate informational text about the countries chosen as settings by Jeff Brown.
**Reading Response Packets are provided for Flat Stanley's adventures in Mexico, Egypt, France, Australia, and Japan.