Looking for Me: ...in This Great Big Family CCSS Poetry Novel Study Unit

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A no prep, print-and-go novel unit for Looking for Me: ...in This Great Big Family by Betsy R. Rosenthal. Includes reader response questions, engaging journal prompts, end of novel project, lesson plans, answer key, and more!

Looking For Me...in this great big family is a must-read novel for your 5th-8th grade students. The narrator is a girl named Edith, the daughter of Russian immigrants living in Baltimore, Maryland during the Great Depression. The novel focuses on Edith navigating through her 6th grade year within her "great big family" and figuring out her place. Her confusion, frustrations, and a major life-changing event guide her down a path of finding out who she truly is and will be. A perfect read for adolescent students trying to figure out and navigate their own life paths.

From Betsy Rosenthal:
"Your unit based on my book is fabulous. I feel honored that you chose LOOKING FOR ME as the basis for your lesson and I'm really impressed with the questions you pose and exercises you created for your students."

This 45 page Looking for Me...novel unit includes:
• 20 pages of reader response/discussion questions
• 10 different journal prompts for reflection writing
• Story Map
• Who Are You? Student Reflection Organizer
• Speaking Figuratively-Figurative Language Work
• End of Novel Project
• Lesson Plans
• Answer Key

It is the ideal resource to help your students engage with this free-verse novel. Activities range from writing poems, determining fiction elements, summarizing, plot structure, character analysis, compare and contrast using graphic organizers.

Within this unit teachers will find Reader Response questions that can be utilized for both written response as well as to engage students in small group and whole class discussion.

Students have the opportunity to further develop their thoughts and ideas through writing prompt-style writing topics that focus on the "hard" lessons learned by the characters in the novel.

If you are looking for a common core based novel unit to pave the way for a school year filled with excellent literature, this is the way to begin.

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Additional POETRY resources:

• We HEART Poetry BUNDLE

• Upper Elementary Poetry Bundle

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For End of Novel Projects...

• End of Novel Projects for ANY NOVEL

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1 Month

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Looking for Me: ...in This Great Big Family CCSS Poetry No
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Looking for Me: ...in This Great Big Family CCSS Poetry No
Looking for Me: ...in This Great Big Family CCSS Poetry No