Pirates- Magic Tree House: Differentiated Comprehension Reading Activities

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2nd, 3rd, 4th
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This is paired non-fiction/fiction differentiated unit used with the Magic Tree House books Pirates Research Guide and Pirates Past Noon

We purchase enough copies of the Magic Tree House books so students can partner read the book. This can also be used as an Independent Study Project or in a Literacy Center.

This unit is designed so teachers have differentiated activities for each book. Depending on your group of students, time allotment or text your students need practice with, the teacher may decide to have students read and complete either the non-fiction text or fiction text instead of reading and completing both books.

Students use the information learned in the Pirates Research Guide and choose 3 out of 9 menu choices to complete (or more if they desire). The menu choices include Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, which shifts the method of presentation to accommodate the different intelligences. Bloom's Taxonomy is also considered for each menu choice so there is an increased cognitive demand.

Included in the 23-page unit is:

1. Teacher directions and student directions
2. Tic Tac Toe Menu
3. Rubrics for student and teacher use: drawing, treasure map,song, pirate ship, and a story rubric. The students know what is expected for each activity and can self-monitor their learning. This helps them to choose 3 activities of their choice allowing for quality and engaging work.
4. For the fiction story Pirates Past Noon, there is a tiered novel assignment so students can choose their challenge level. Students
complete an activity for each story element. The elements include: main character, setting, conflict, resolution, theme, and plot.
5. Printables for the story elements
6.Common Core Standards

This unit is great for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classrooms.

Pirates
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Reading Level
Grade level Equivalent: 2.7
Lexile® Measure: 680L
DRA: 24
Guided Reading: M
Type of Book: Chapter Book

Pirates Past Noon
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Reading Level
Grade level Equivalent: 2.5
Lexile® Measure: 290L
DRA: 24
Guided Reading: M
Type of Book: Early Chapter Book


Total Pages
23
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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