Save yourself Time and Money by having the whole Month of October planned out for you in ELA. This four week Balanced Literacy Unit will excite your students for Fall with Fiction and Nonfiction Close Reads and Activities on Halloween, Scarecrows, and Bats, by using four well known Pictures Books.
Picture Books Needed for this October Bundle:
• The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, by Steven Kroll
• Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon
• Bats, by National Geographic Kids
• Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch, by Jana Dillon
Focus Skills in Bundle:
• LIFE SKILLS
• COMPARING and CONTRASTING CHARACTERS and GENRES
• AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR
• ANTONYMS and SYNONYMS
• DIGGING DEEPER INTO TEXT
• 3-4 MAIN FOCUS QUESTIONS (8 per page)
• 5 DAY LESSON PLANS with detailed instructions for all four Close Reads
• CRAFT PROJECTS
• STORY SEQUENCE ILLUSTRATED PAGES (2 per page)
• COMPREHENSION CARDS for WHOLE and SMALL GROUPS
• VOCABULARY STUDENT PAGES (4 per page)
• 5 QUESTION YES or NO TEST
The MAIN FOCUS QUESTIONS will teach students how to dig deeper into text by having them write and illustrate their responses. You will model this daily with my Close Reads. No more surface questions, students have to be able to justify their answers, apply their schema to books, and understand vocabulary to be successful readers.
Each Close Read includes Differentiation for Kindergarten through Third Grade.
All you will need to do is print and cut the easy Prep Printable pages for ELA journals, or notebooks paper. These four stories will become favorites for you and your students. Each unit focuses on so many COMMON CORE standards and gives instruction for each grade level on how to adjust the lessons each day.
If this Bundle is not for you, each Close Read that make this Bundle are sold separately and in Combo Sets. Click on the titles below to check out all four previews and see what is covered in each individual Close Read, and see all that comes with each set.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever Close Reading
Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch
BATS NONFICTION CLOSE READ
Be sure and check out my other CLOSE READS!!! The format is similar, but focuses on different skills, comes with resources for ALL YEAR, and include craft projects by clicking on the link below.
CLOSE READING UNITS
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