This series of GATE supplements to Open Court-6 was written for the teacher who has a cluster group of GATE students in a regular classroom. It could also be used as a guide for a reading class that is all GATE/ High Achievers, or as an individual contract for the single GATE student. The focus of all of these lessons is to differentiate the Open Court program for the GATE student in a meaningful way.
Extension activities of many types are included for each story. If you don’t have Internet access for all your GATE students there are alternative activities that don’t require access to the WWW. The students can take turns using the WWW for different stories.
The activities for each story are an attempt to cover all the concepts that are addressed in the Comprehension, Literary Elements, Inquiry, Writing Process Strategies, and English Language Conventions sections of the Open Court Reading manual. The skills taught at each unit are embedded in the activities. The Spelling Program has not been addressed in the lesson plans.