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Reader’s Workshop Unit 9-A Fairy Tale Ending
“Once upon a time...and they lived happily ever after.” It’s time to finish up another year of reading workshop! And that is just what Unit 9, A Fairy Tale Ending, is all about! Kim has teamed up once again with her partner Michele Scannell to write the ninth, and final, unit in their Reading Workshop Series. (**While this is our last unit, this unit can be used as a stand alone unit on Fairy Tales at any point during the year.)
This unit of study focuses on the fairy tale genre while reviewing characters, settings, retelling, beginning, middle, end, problem and solution and introducing the element of magic. This unit is structured so that students are learning about a particular element of fairy tales and then using that element to retell fairy tale stories. Because retelling is such a difficult skill for our youngest readers, it will be beneficial for the students to have multiple opportunities to practice retelling.
The students will celebrate the end of the unit by performing a reader’s theater script of the story Jack and the Beanstalk.
The unit is broken down into four weeks:
*Week one- Introducing fairy tales and their elements/ retelling
*Week two- Fairy tale elements & retelling
*Week three- Fairy tale elements & retelling
*Week four- Fairy tales and folktales/end of unit celebration (Reader’s theater)
This unit contains an overview of the month, a monthly spreadsheet, a suggested book list, a weekly overview and prep sheet for each of the 4 weeks, 20 mini lessons written in ready to use lesson plan form, 1 anchor chart1 with all the pieces made and ready to reproduce, 1 circle organizer, a tree map to organize text features, a set of character cards, a set of settings cards, a set of magic cards, a multi flow map for problem and solution (student and teacher versions), a reader’s theater script for Jack and the Beanstalk, character bibs for Jack and the Beanstalk, retelling pieces for Jack and the Beanstalk (student and teacher versions), two craftivities...one for sorting characters and settings and another for beginning, middle, end, and a book mark of features for retelling (student and teacher versions).
These lessons will have your little fairies magically ending up a wonderful year!
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