Series Books Unit - I Can Statements and Reflection Activities

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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This comprehensive unit is all you need to teach a Common Core State Standard aligned unit on Series Books.

This resource includes large "I Can..." statements for posting in your classroom as well as smaller matching statements for students to add to Reading Response Journals. You will also find reflection activity sheets for book club groups, or for whole class lessons!

Mini-lessons included in this unit:

List books that are part of a series.

Tell the main characters in a series of books.

Describe the secondary characters in a series of books.

Ask and answer questions about books in a series.

Tell the difference between what I think, and what a character thinks.

Compare and contrast two books written by the same author.

Compare and contrast two books written about the same character.

Make predictions about a character in a series of books.

Read the website of an author who writes books in a series.

Sketch and describe the settings where important events happen in a series of books.

Meet the reading goals set by my books club.

Notice patterns in a character’s actions and feelings.

Describe the relationship between two characters in a series.

Use speech bubbles to show how a character reacts to a probem.

Write about changes in a character across books in a series.

Tell about the lessons a character learns in a story.

Tell about a lesson I can use in my own life from a book I’m reading.

Learn about cause and effect from events in a story.

Find evidence in the text to support my ideas about a character.

Share my thoughts and ideas about books with others.

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Total Pages
74 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).


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