Rooted in Reading January is here and jampacked full of great resources for your students! We are so proud of how deep your students will be digging into text with this unit. There are meaningful, fun, and engaging activities that are appropriate for 2nd grade and most 3rd grade students!
The books you will need for this unit are:
Snow Day by Lester Laminack
Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Any Martin Luther King Jr. books to help in a biographical study
-FOUR NONFICTION READERS INCLUDED: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR AND ALASKA, HARRY HOUDINI, MARVELOUS METEOROLOGISTS
-Martin Luther King, Jr. Craft Booklet: Students make MLK, his suit folds into a booklet that students can use to write information learned about MLK, Jr.
Here’s what is included for each book:
-Detailed weekly lesson plans for the read-aloud, comprehension skill, vocabulary focus, and grammar.
-Objectives aligned with Common Core and TEKS
-Comprehension Questioning Cards for each book that help guide classroom discussions
-Focus Charts for comprehension and grammar skills
-Comprehension Flip Flaps to respond to reading in interactive notebooks
Comprehension Skills in this unit: Comparing and contrasting two books, summarizing, identifying the lesson, identifying facts and opinions, and locating key facts using text features in informational texts.
-Anchor Chart Ideas
-Original Nonfiction Reading Passage
-Original Fiction Reading Passage
-Vocabulary Cards with Definitions
-Vocabulary Graphic Organizers
-Vocabulary Quiz and Printable
-Vocabulary Layered Flapbooks with vocabulary prompts
-Writing Crafts AND Directed Drawings that relate to each book (4 crafts: piggy bank, trophy for Iditarod Race, world craft for MLK Jr., and snow globe) (4 Directed Drawings: snow kids, Dr. King, Alexander, and a husky)
-Grammar Activities (commas in dates and commas in a series, singular and plural nouns, pronouns, and possessive nouns)
This unit was made by Katie King and Amy Lemons! If you have any questions, please leave us a Q&A!
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