This is a very exciting unit for me. I have taken a classic and brought it to the common core in a brand new way. This product gives several examples of activities that scaffold each other and help students build the knowledge of the book, and then continue to dig deeper.
In this packet, students will explore responses to literature. In addition, they will learn how to use diagrams (venn diagrams and concept webs). They will be encouraged to talk to each other and defend their answers. There is also a worksheet here that asks them to support their answers with evidence from the text. ***How do we know the rooms that Goldilocks visited when she went to the bears' house? We know she visited the kitchen, because she ate the bears' porridge...***
Furthermore, this packet integrates Science and Social Studies. Non-Fiction reading allows us to bring real bears into our reading time. Students compare real bears to fiction bears. We are then comparing genres. There is a poster in here for that too. Hot and cold and the five senses are discussed and assessed in here as well, to name a few.
For Social Studies, students can discuss whether Goldilocks made a good decision going into the bears' house. Furthermore, what is a rule? What rules do they know? Also, I started them on a beginning timeline.
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