Just a Dream is a great book to use to celebrate Earth Day, as a connection with your ecology unit, or for comprehension skill modeling. Chris VanAllsburg's detailed illustrations provide excellent opportunities for making inferences and theme extension, but the story details demonstrate his author's craft. This great title works well as a mentor text for writing or for guided reading.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE?
The unit is set up in a before/during/after format and includes the following:
♻️ schema builder
♻️ vocabulary organizer and word cards
♻️ making connections organizer
♻️ column notes organizer for notetaking during reading
♻️ BME organizer
♻️ question task cards for the book/response page
♻️ retelling page
♻️ inference examples and impressions
♻️ a lapbook or interactive notebook for Earth Day
♻️ Earth Day writing prompt
35 pages total
READING SKILLS ADDRESSED:
- Context Clues
- Making Connections
- Making Inferences
- Story Retelling/Summarizing
- Asking/Answering Questions
- Author's Craft
- Text evidence
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Endangered Animals
- Making a difference at School, in my Community, and in our World
- How Plants Help Us
- Earth Day Vocabulary
- History of Earth Day Flapbook
- Global Warming
- Cleaning Up in Action
- How I Help At Home
- I Can Make a Difference
For a detailed look at this unit, a preview is provided with most pages visible.
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