This could be your first literature unit of the school year!
With all the push for testing over the last several years, I've noticed that students are not given the opportunity to do choice reading in class. If we want to nurture readers, we need to allow them choice and time. So, I developed this unit for my students to use in their interactive notebooks this school year. This Common Core aligned unit can be used with any fictional book, including picture books, chapter books, novels, and graphic novels. You can pick and choose what activities you want your students to do, or you could allow them to choose. The more choice, the more student engagement and the fostering of leadership and responsibility.
This unit includes 10 activities, teacher suggestions for how to use them with the interactive notebooks. Nearly all ten activities are for LEFT SIDE or output side of the interactive notebook, so the suggestions give teachers what you can do with your students on the RIGHT SIDE or input side of the notebook. Or you might choose only to have OUTPUT pages for the entire unit. Two rubrics and pictures of completed foldables also included!
Activities included are:
Create a Unit Cover
Preview the Book
2 Column Notes: Author’s Words, My Thoughts
Main Character Personality Inference Graphic Organizer
Main Character Foldable
Setting Frames for Visualization
Plot Chart of the Book
Please Take My Advice - a Letter of Advice to the Main Character about resolving their conflicts (argument/persuasion)
Theme graphic organizer
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