This resource has everything you need to teach My Father's Dragon
, a Common Core Text Exemplar and my favorite book for third grade! Included are activities and materials to support and deepen comprehension, improve vocabulary and fluency, craft an opinion piece, and wrap up the reading with fun extension activities. I've aligned the unit to the CCSS for third grade, but it can also be used with second and fourth grade students for whom the reading level is appropriate.
For a closer look at the materials included in this resource, please see the PREVIEW above.
MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:
Section 1: Comprehension Resources
•Comprehension questions for each chapter to use as discussion questions for group work, worksheets for independent or partner work, or as chapter quizzes.
•Three graphic organizers for use throughout the novel
• Answer keys
★ If you're interested in only these comprehension resources, they are available separately HERE.
Section 2: Vocabulary Resources
•Word and picture cards for each chapter's vocabulary
• Interactive vocabulary activities to practice and cement new vocabulary
Section 3: Fluency
•A passage from each chapter of My Father's Dragon, scripted for Reader's Theater (Such a fun and powerful way to build fluency!)
★ If you're interested in only the Reader's Theater scripts, they are available separately HERE.
Section 4: Writing
•Multiple opportunities for writing summaries and responses to text-dependent questions are provided by the comprehension questions.
•This section provides materials for an extended writing project, Response to Literature: Personal Opinion. Materials include Teacher Notes, graphic organizers to support the writing, and a self-reflection rubric to guide revision.
Section 5: Extension Activities
•Character Trading Cards
•Post Card Home
•Reader's Theater Revisited
•The Grand Finale: An exciting whole class game modeled on a famous "question and answer" TV show--a fun way to conclude your study of the novel!
Thank you for your interest in my unit for My Father's Dragon!
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