Patterns are everywhere...even in books. And that is what Unit 4, Discovering Patterns, is all about! Kim has teamed up once again with her partner Michele Scannell to write the fourth 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 teacher made pattern book, set of numerals and alphabet cards to show patterns, an alphabet chart, an interactive chart, a circle map, a pattern book mark, a pattern tree map, both teacher and student activities for showing patterns help us figure out words, both teacher and student versions for retelling "I Went Walking" and "I Know An Old Lady" and a super cute craftivity to use for the end of unit celebration. This unit of study focuses on discovering patterns and using them to become a better reader.
The unit is broken down into four weeks:
-Week one-"What is a pattern?" Teaching students that some books have patterns and how using the pattern to read can help you sound like a good reader.
-Week two- "Types of patterns and retelling using patterns" You will continue discussing patterns and introduce your students to different types of patterns.
-Week three-"Predictions" You will teach your students what predictions are and how they can use the pattern to make good predictions.
-Week four- "Partner work" you will teach your students how to locate and identify patterns and how to talk with their partners about them. During this week you will also be reviewing all you have taught during the unit. You will end week 4 with a "Discovering Patterns" celebration.
These lessons will have your kiddos using patterns to solve unknown words and make predictions while reading.
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