This is a unit based upon the novel "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynn Reid Bankes. It has been aligned to the new common core standards. You will be receiving everything you need to teach this unit! You are receiving 3 weeks of lesson plans that are ready to print out and paste into your plan book. You will also be receiving a list of vocabulary words for each of the 3 weeks you are teaching the novel as well as vocabulary organizers, vocabulary cards that can be displayed each week, review activity sheets with keys, and quizzes with keys.
This bundle also includes many power points to teach the daily skills you are assessing throughout the novel. Power points include: contrast charts, quickwrites, polar opposite activity, friendly letter review, literature maps, and a 10 important words summarizing activity are also included with this purchase. You will also be receiving links to a videos about long houses, online quizzes to take for every 2 chapters, a flipchart on Iroquois Indians (from Promethean Planet), a vocabulary game link from Promethean Planet, and a link for a culminating scrapbook book report with a rubric included.
You will also receive a template to let your students create a flip diary that will allow your students to apply their knowledge of Little Bear and Boone while comparing and contrasting their point of view. This will also allow them to utilize the different character's voices in their writing. This will allow the students to reflect, summarize, and visualize the text. A final test has been included with an answer key. An additional bonus is the advice column and movie organizer which can be included in the student's scrapbook page or completed in a separate lesson.
A variety of comprehension activities are included as well! Students will be interacting with the text through sequencing, characterization, I Am poems, and text dependent questions.
A Double Entry Diary activity is are also included with the novel. This requires students to read and reflect on the text using a number of literary elements. It is a great way to deepen students appreciation and knowledge of the text.
Finally, you will be receiving directions for students to create a scrapbook book report. This will require students to reflect on the entire novel by writing letters to the characters, completing summaries, while including pictures and mementos to represent the novel. The students will add details to their scrapbook that are related to the novel and the events that happen to Omri, Patrick, Little Bear, and Boone during their adventure. This is a fun way for students to summarize the novel while incorporating all of the skills they have learned throughout the unit.
My students LOVE this unit! I hope you will consider sharing this unit with your students as well. Thanks!