Whether you are using a basal program or workshop model, this resource will help set expectations for whole group work in the primary grades at the beginning of the year -- or any time as review. Students will get to practice "Close Reading" with multiple studies of each book for different reasons.
**This unit will also support your classroom community building!
** This product is NOT worksheets. It is based on authentic literary discussion with students and co-created artifacts.
** Updated with Vocabulary support cards and interactive notebook templates!
For 2-5th grade supports, see my Patricia Polacco resource.
Full unit includes:
3 books for 2 weeks of setting whole group work expectations for Readers' and Writers' Workshop. Introduce Character Traits, Point of View, and Changes over time, Author's Craft, Author's Message/ Lesson, Writing Narrative and Opinion pieces, Vocabulary Study, Compare/ Contrast
Students will refer to the deep conversations and big ideas later in the year that we had in the first two weeks from the bigger mini unit...
Included in this full unit are conversation frames to support discussion, vocabulary, purpose statements aligned to 1st grade CCSS:
Using key details to describe story elements, to cite evidence, retell details, find central message/ lesson, feelings (CCSS RL1.1-1.6)
Using illustrations to describe story elements (RL1.7)
Compare/ contrast adventures/ experiences of the same characters across several texts (RL1.9)
Use as mentor text for opinion and narrative writing prompts (CCSS W1.1, 1.3)
Use for oral study of syllables, phonemes, grammar (CCSS RF1.1, 1.2, 1.3)
...lesson plans for each book with suggested before, during, and after teaching points, charting ideas, and a suggested schedule.
BONUS IDEA: Use conversation frames as writing prompts or exit tickets!