This unit is meant to be used with the book Who Was Walt Disney? By Whitney Stewart. It is part of a series of books published by Grosset & Dunlap, a division of Penguin Group Inc. The Scholastic book order club often has these books and that is a great way to get free books using your bonus points. The students love these books as they are simple but filled with tons of information and fascinating facts about different people in past history and current.
There are a variety of close reading activities to increase comprehension. The pages of your choice can be copies and stapled together. We also 3-hole punch the packet to be stored in the students' 3-ringed binders.
We purchase enough copies so students are paired with literacy partners and can read the chapters and work on the activity pages together. This unit also works well as an independent learning project, literacy center, guided reading group or to challenge a student.
Included in this unit:
1. Page with comprehension questions for each chapter (and answer sheets)
2. Main idea/details
5. Making a list
6. Recording facts
7. Recording steps in a process
8. Ideas for a birthday celebration
9. Student booklet cover page
10. Common Core Standards
We will be writing more book studies in this series so please follow us to be updated on when these units become available.
For other No-prep, Common Core Novel Studies check out:
Who was Babe Ruth?
What was the First Thanksgiving?
Who was Harriet Tubman?
What was Pearl Harbor?