Scar Island Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook, task cards, and printables covering vocabulary, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice to use with the book Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart.
This packet includes the following:
Lesson Plans at a Glance
• Vocabulary List (30 focus words)
• Vocabulary Bookmarks
• Vocabulary Word Cards
• Vocabulary Practice Booklet (16 page practice booklet)
• Vocabulary Test
• 15 Comprehension Quizzes (1 for every 2 Chapters) with multiple choice, sequencing, matching, and short answer
• 17 Constructive Writing Questions Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
Skill Practice Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
Figurative Language Organizers
Connotation and Denotation Organizer and Printable Practice
Context Clues Organizers and Task Cards
Compare and Contrast Essay Unit
Lesson #1 – Two Ways to Compare Topics
This lesson goes over two methods for writing compare and contrast essays:
• Similarities and Differences
• Point by Point Method
Lesson #2 – Writing a Thesis Statement
Three graphic organizers are provided that go over the rules for writing a thesis statement.
Lesson #3 – Writing an Introductory Paragraph
Two graphic organizers and two practice pages are provided to help students learn how to write an introductory paragraph to an essay.
Lesson #4 – Writing Body Paragraphs
The lesson included will model the first paragraph of the essay (comparing Robinson Crusoe to Scar Island) Students will then write the next two paragraphs independently.
This lesson also includes an organizer for using transitional words.
Lesson #5 – Writing the Conclusion
A graphic organizer is included going over the parts of a concluding paragraph.
Lesson #6 – Editing and Proofreading
This lesson contains four tools/checklists that students can use to check their final essay.
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