This unit contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 5-7. 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 versions of this unit to determine which best fits your teaching style. This is Version #1.
Version #1 - Scar Island Digital + Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version + Boom Learning Decks + Google Digital Slides.)
Version #2 - Scar Island Printable Book Unit (This product contains the entire printable version.)
Version #3 - Scar Island Abridged Book Unit (This version contains vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and constructed response writing.)
· 15 Vocabulary/Comprehension Checks
· 1 Context Clues Decks
Activities for Google Slides
· Constructed Response Questions
· 6 Compare and Contrast Lessons
· Figurative Language Organizers
· Connotation/Denotation Organizers and Practice
· Context Clues Organizers
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 Constructed Response 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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