I Survived The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis - Complete Novel Study with FULL lesson plans
This complete novel study is the perfect resource to use to help students improve their reading comprehension, reading strategies, and skills. Not only is the book engaging for students and keeps them on the edge of their seat, but the book lends itself well to inferencing and drawing conclusions. After completing this unit, your students will not be able to get enough of the I Survive books by Lauren Tarshis.
This pack includes a full Teacher's Guide with 15 detailed lesson plans that include the following:
Elements of Depth and Complexity
Description of Teaching Strategies
Several of these lessons could be 2 day lessons as well, and the whole unit can take between 3 - 5 weeks to complete. Not only does this include a full Teacher's Guide, but this pack includes a Student Journal and other resources as well. The student journal includes vocabulary activities, guiding questions, and a choice board for the end of the unit.
Lessons include the following:
Lesson 1: OPTIC (predict/preview strategy) & Genre Comparison
Lesson 2: Similes & Metaphors
Lesson 3: Idiom, Hyperbole, & Personification
Lesson 4: Summarizing
Lesson 5: Tsunami Science & Demo
Lesson 6: Writing Emergency Plans
Lesson 7: STEM Challenge, Tsunami Shelter
Lesson 8: Making Meaningful Connections
Lesson 9: Inferencing
Lesson 10: Sensory Language
Lesson 11: Plot Conflicts
Lesson 12: Elements of a Story
Lesson 13: Character Traits
Lesson 14: Cause & Effect
Lesson 15: Fact & Opinion
If you are only interested in a student journal, I have that listed for a separate discounted resource here.
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis Student Journal - ONLY $1.99]