Full unit at my store includes:
*photos of classroom posters and notes!!!
*compare/ contrast supports for CCSS RL3.9
** This product is NOT worksheets. It is based on authentic literary discussion with students and co-created artifacts. These are whole group lessons for the "with" part of your reader's workshop.
Patricia Polacco's wonderful picture books, written in her personal narrative style, bring the right tone of literary study to reader's workshop. For the past several years, I have kicked off my workshop expectations with 7 of these picture books.
My Rotten Readheaded Older Brother
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare
My Ol’ Man
Thank you, Mr. Falker*** included in this read aloud lesson
The Art of Miss Chew
Thunder Cake (see my free sample version)
Students always refer to the deep conversations and big ideas later in the year that we had in the first two weeks from the bigger mini unit... From this book alone (Thank You, Mr. Falker) we can work on Growth Mindset, Author's Message, Literary Vocabulary, and Character study. Students who want to give up can use Trisha as inspiration!
Included in this full unit are conversation frames to support discussion, vocabulary, purpose statements aligned to 3rd grade CCSS, lesson plans for each book with suggested before, during, and after teaching points, charting ideas, materials list, and a suggested schedule.
BONUS IDEA: Use conversation frames as writing prompts or exit tickets!