CLOSE READING with EVIDENCED-BASED WRITING
with a pinch of LISTENING AND SPEAKING----
Differentiated Unit...training wheels provided for 2nd- 3rd grade....Amped up for 4th--5th
Pick and choose your lessons to fit your classroom. Everything is provided but the books!! Could be easily incorporated into Guided Reading and Writers' Workshop
Teachers have all lesson plans, think alouds, student activities for a
complete close reading unit using The Little Red Hen as the Mentor Text. Students will apply each day's learning to their own self-selected (or teacher suggested) fairy or folktale. The focus for close reading is on character traits.
Students will learn:
how to read closely for evidence,
how to organize the evidence they collect
how to weigh their evidence for strength, accuracy, and clarity
how to write a summary of evidence using PROVE-IT POWER.
Bonus Section for upper grades
-- WELCOME TO CHARACTER COURT--
Included with the unit is a FREE Character Traits Dictionary-
26 pages that will keep your students busy for the entire year. What a difference this will make in their reading, writing, and their own character building.