Are you ready to have your children "Digging Deeper" into Reading? Then, this is the unit for you! Kim has teamed up with her partner Michele Scannell to write the third unit in their Reading Workshop Series. This unit contains an overview of the month, a monthly spreadsheet, a weekly overview and prep sheet for each of the 4 weeks, 20 mini lessons written in ready to use lesson plan form, 3 anchor charts with all the pieces made and ready to reproduce, a student anchor chart notebook with anchor charts photos in black and white for each student, retelling story bibs, a bubble organizer and a double bubble organizer for characters, a text-to-self connections recording page, a retelling craft and list making activity, an organizer for books and their characters and the settings, a flow character for changing settings, reproducibles for teaching beginning reading strategies, and a super cute craftivity to use for the end of unit celebration. This unit of study focuses on digging deeper into books and strategies for reading words.
The unit is broken down into four weeks:
*Week one-"What is a character?" will teach students how to think more deeply about characters in books.
*Week two- "What is a setting?" will teach students all about settings in books; how they can change and how the same author may choose different settings for different books.
*Week three- "How can I read words?" will teach your students the beginning strategies they will need to be able to read books.
*Week four- "Talking with partners" will focus on students working with their partners to deepen their understanding of books and print.
These lessons will have your kiddos digging deeper into books as they develop knowledge of characters and settings and beginning reading strategies.
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