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Want to use authentic texts to enhance and frame your reading curriculum? This BUNDLE contains everything you need!
Use genre to frame your reading curriculum and organize direct instruction (and read alouds) in a more logical way than ever! Guide your students into a rich understandings of literature by applying similar content to different genres, increasing complexity as you go (see “Heat Map” in the preview).
This unit includes 20 mini-lessons, 20 sample anchor charts, 20 guided practice sheets (which are perfect for interactive notebooks), 16 versatile read alouds, independent reading prompts and a fun Emoji Accordion Book:
This unit is the first in a series, so the lessons lay a foundation for reading fiction in general, then reading realistic fiction in particular. This is a perfect introductory or beginning of the year unit. For a list of the included lessons, see preview.
2 Lesson Formats:
Each lesson is accompanied by an extension which serves as guided practice. A perfect accompaniment to guided reading or independent reading. The extension sheets include:
Format: These pages are small enough to be stored in reading notebooks as a reference. Perfect for interactive notebooks!
Daily Reading Focus
Also included is a powerpoint which can be used to project the daily “reading focus.” This is a prompt that asks students to apply the learned skill to their independent reading book. Students jot down their response on their Reading Bookmarks (included).
This bundle includes a smaller product—Two Emoji Accordion Books. These are used as extensions to a few of the lessons. The two books include:
Use authentic texts to teach reading! These 16 read alouds (can be purchased separately) are designed to meet a variety of instructional needs. Each one-page Read Aloud Planning Sheet includes more discussion points than can possibly be covered in one sitting. The teacher picks and chooses which questions and “think-alouds” will best fit her students.
Each one-page Read Aloud Planning Sheet contains the following sections:
To Use: Highlight your instructional goals. Then highlight the questions and think-aloud that correspond to your goals. Request the book from your library—then you’re good to go!
This product contains 16 read alouds, one for each of 16 books. The books represent a variety of backgrounds, tones and challenges for the reader. Some touch on difficult themes such as war or loss. All of them are engaging, high-quality, and can be read comfortably in a single setting. See preview for specific titles.
PURCHASING AS A BUNDLE SAVES YOU TIME AND MONEY!
These mini lessons and read alouds were created to form a cohesive Realistic Fiction Genre Unit. The read alouds, mini-lessons and lesson extensions come together to create a comprehensive genre unit where students learn about the realistic fiction genre while building a foundation for reading fiction throughout the year. If you would like to purchase a single component of the unit (instead of the unit) use the links above (green text).
You can also purchase a realistic fiction unit for 3rd and 4th graders:
Interested in Year-Long Genre Study? Get my Teacher Guide and 16 (more!) Prepared Read Alouds.
Next Units in the Series:
These lessons lay a foundations for the beginning of the year. The next two units build on concepts covered in this unit:
Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 3-4)
Historical Fiction Genre Unit (grades 5-6)
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