"From Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad" - Reading Engagement/Comprehension Activities
This lesson is designed to enhance the Collections 6 novel story "From Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad" (in Collection 6) in a way that will allow you, the teacher, to reach students at all levels and help your students to better comprehend the vocabulary and the text before, during, and after the reading of the story. There are lesson components included in this packet that will teach comprehension skills and will increase the engagement of all students. These materials are made to be used in conjunction with the materials and lessons you already have readily available in your Collections 6 textbook.
This lesson packet includes:
•Word/Phrase Splash and Story Prediction Activity
•Visual Thinking Activity (and teacher guide)
•Sketch Noting Form (with a list of resources to help teach and explain this concept to your students)
•Sequel Writing Activity
Pick and choose the activities from the packet that will work best for you and your class!
*** I am designing these materials to be personally used in my own classroom and will continue to design lessons for this specific textbook. I will update and improve these lessons as I execute them in my class in order to improve these lessons for our use. I hope you use and enjoy these materials as much as I do. They really bring these stories to life and turn on the lightbulbs for our amazing little learners in ways I feel the textbook activities just can't/don't!***
Online, you can find Collection 6 at the following link: https://www.hmhco.com/CAELA-2015/content/Collections%202017/Grade-6/Collection_OP6.pdf