This unit was created for one week of whole group guided reading and writing. The theme for the week is PUMPKIN. The focus reading strategy is review of all concepts taught this far in the guided reading with a purpose series. It is a mixtures of 3 fiction and 3 non-fiction stories. Students will review main idea and details, characters and setting, predicting, retelling, comparing and contrasting, fact or opinion, fact and details, and text connections. There are daily lesson plan ideas, anchor charts, literacy connections, sorting activities, crafts and writing connections. In addition you will receive some pumpkin investigating crafts too. It is all you will need and more to introduce, cover, and teach this concept of pumpkins and their lifecycle.
There are also blank templates so you can incorporate any book with the literacy connections.
Literature Connection Non-fiction:
• Pumpkins by Gail Gibbons
• Pumpkin Lifecycle by Megan Mitchell
• Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie by Esbaum
(fact & details, non-fiction, schema, fact or opinion, compare and contrast )
• Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
• Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Troiano
• How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? By McNamara
(characters, retelling, text connections, main idea and details, & predicting)
(all text fiction or non-fiction)
Asking vs. Telling
Pumpkin Lifecycle Mini Book- 2 copies per page
Digital Version included as well
3 Science Investigations
How many seeds are in a pumpkin?
This is part of a weekly series of units covering different reading strategies throughout the year.
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Guided Reading with a Purpose Characters & Setting Rules and Routines
Guided Reading with a Purpose Retelling Friendship
Guided Reading with a Purpose Text to Self Me and My Family
Guided Reading with a Purpose Text to World Community Helpers
Guided Reading with a Purpose Text to Text Down on the Farm
Guided Reading with a Purpose Apples Fiction & Non-Fiction
Guided Reading with a Purpose Bats Fact and Opinon
Guided Reading with a Purpose Monsters & Predicting
Guided Reading with a Purpose Spiders Fact and Details
Guided Reading with a Purpose Halloween Main Idea and Details & Predicting
Guided Reading with a Purpose Election Compare and Contrast & Predicting
Guided Reading with a Purpose Pumpkins Review Week
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