This a comprehensive language and literacy unit that addresses comprehension, vocabulary, use of context clues, identification of story elements, story retell using cohesive ties, answering a variety of "wh" questions, use of text evidence, main idea, and critical thinking skills. It analyzes the book, What's Your Angle, Pythagoras written by Julie Ellis and exposes students to a number of concepts. You will need the book, published by Charlesbridge, to accompany this lesson.
This unit follows the progression of the story and displays nicely on a Smartboard, speech teletherapy platform, or tablet as the story is being read to your students. It can be adapted for whole group or small group language and literacy instruction.
This unit works well for intermediate students and allows them to make connections between language sessions and their math curriculum. If you like this unit you may also enjoy some of my other language and literacy lessons for intermediate students.
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