Reading Workshop Unit 2 will teach your students all about how to understand characters within a fiction text. Lessons will help you teach students how to infer, envision, predict and understand why characters make the choices that they do. With these lessons you will be able to build a consistent reading program in your classroom by providing easy to use resources and printables. Lessons are short and easy to follow, as well as aligned to the TEKS and Common Core for your convenience.
This product was created for a 3rd-5th grade in mind. Standards are aligned to a 4th grade classroom but can easily be adapted to meet your needs.
This product can easily be used with an interactive notebook.
Build theories about characters
Move from inference to interpretation
There are 23 easy to follow lessons included as well as book suggestions.
The Lessons included are:
L1: Making Movies in our minds
L2: Living in the world of the story
L3: Walking in our Character’s Shoes
L4: Making Connections
L5: Predictions: Characteristics and past actions
L6: Predictions: how it will happen
L7: Gathering Details about characters
L8: Combining Strategies
L9: Talking to grow theories
L10: Making theories: Character’s actions
L11: Making theories: Acting as a character
L12: Making theories: What’s inside
L13: Making theories: characters are complicated
L14: Making theories: Character hold things close to them
L15: Sharpening theories: Excerpts
L16: Studying secondary characters
L17: Organizing our thoughts to make big ideas
L18: Revising our theories
L19: Character’s motivations and struggles
L20: Strengthening Our Theories
L21: Reoccurring Theme
L22: Finding the Message
L23: Setting Reading Goals/Celebration!
Graphic organizers are included to help students practice the new skills taught.
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