During this unit, students will explore the theme of identity while completing before reading activities, reading “Any Small Goodness”, and reflecting post-reading. To begin the unit, students learn about the word identity, how they identify themselves, how others identify them, and how they identify others. Two short texts, “Who Belongs Here” and “The Name Jar,” are included in the introduction activities.
Once students begin reading “Any Small Goodness” they will complete comprehension guides that address many Common Core standards. A teacher’s guide is provided as a suggestion of how to teach each chapter. For example, the first few chapters could be completed whole class, the next few in partners, and the final independently.
Multiple modified comprehension guides are provided, as well as rubrics for those guides.