Everything you need to teach the first 3 lessons of Unit 1 for Peter Pan is here. I have attached my version of the worksheets to the Smart Board file as well as the lesson plans themselves. These interactive, colorful slides are a great way to engage your students with the book. *If you have an RCSD Brain Honey account you will need to log in to access the audio book for the read aloud. However, you can always read the story aloud to your class for this part of the lessons yourself. It is so much fun to read. Enjoy!
In this unit, students begin reading a classic piece of literature to build their understanding of how writers craft stories that capture a reader’s imagination. Students will begin their study of Peter Pan by exploring how readers hold on to a narrative over time when reading chapter books. Through a series of close-reading lessons, students will build their ability to read longer, more complex texts. Students will build their vocabulary through routines that focus on the key vocabulary they need to analyze narratives (character, traits, motivations, actions, sequence of events, scene) as well as specific vocabulary from the beautifully written text Peter Pan. Through reading, writing, and discussion, students will begin to analyze the characters by carefully examining the traits, motivations, and actions of the novel’s main characters.