Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Novel Study: Digital + Printable Book Unit

Gay Miller
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This unit contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 4-5. Choose between printable activities or go paperless with digital resources that are compatible with Google Classroom. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts with organizers for planning, and language arts lessons.

Be sure to check out all three versions of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Book Units to determine which best fits your teaching style. This is Version #1.

Version #1 - Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + Boom Learning Decks + Google Digital Slides.)

Version #2 - Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)

Version #3 - Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Abridged Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)

Please check out the detailed preview of this unit.

This packet includes the following:


· 5 Boom Learning Decks for Vocabulary/Comprehension, Suffixes, and Informational Text

· 7 Google Slide Presentations for Open Ended Activities


Lesson Plans at a Glance


• Vocabulary List

• Vocabulary Bookmarks

• Vocabulary Word Cards

• Vocabulary Practice Booklet

• Vocabulary Test

Comprehension and Writing

3 Comprehension Checks consisting of Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks, and Short Answer

8 Constructed Writing Questions/Alignment to the Common Core State Standards

Skill Practice/ Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

• Suffixes Word Lists and Organizers

• Suffix Puzzles

• Suffix Games

• Nonfiction Texts with Comprehension and Writing Prompt

o Bombing of Pearl Harbor

o Japanese War Camps in America

o America Joins the War

o Fighting in the Pacific

o Fighting Japan

o The Atom Bomb

o The Real Sadako

• Figurative Language Response Cards

• Figurative Language Organizers

• Haiku Activity

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Total Pages
140 Printable + Boom Learning Decks + Activities for Google Slides
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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