If you plan on teaching through the novel Soft Rain in your classroom, this product is a must have! Make sure you look at the product preview to see the structure and what you will get with this purchase! If you are a teacher in Wake County, NC, this will align wonderfully!
I have designed this packet to use in my fourth grade classroom over the course of a 20 day (4 week) unit. This download is unlike most other products in my TpT store as it is specific to the structure of my classroom. If you do not use the same structure as me (I teach two mini-lessons per day with two rotations) there are still many pages that you can use individually while teaching skills through the novel Soft Rain. Worksheets such as the character analysis and character change pages can certainly be used through teaching any novel in your classroom! *Be sure to look at the preview for those items* I spent a lot of time creating this product for my classroom and I hope you let me know if you have any questions about it!
The general structure of the daily lessons included in this product are two mini-lessons (about 10-15 minutes) and two rotations (about 30-40 minutes). Typically, the first lesson each day involves reading a chapter, and the first rotation is a writing response. As students are writing (I spend a lot of time teaching them how to build writing stamina!!) I work with strategy groups and hold reading conferences. The second mini-lesson is focused on a review skill that was already instructed earlier in the quarter. The second rotation is practicing that skill through Soft Rain or another novel.
The skills that are included in this product are:
Days 1: (No skill- introduction to the novel)
Days 2-3: Setting
Days 4-5: Character Analysis and Character Traits
Days 6-7: Comparing/Contrasting Characters
Days 8-9: Inference
Days 10-11: Summary/Main Idea
Days 12-13: Evidence in the text
Days 14-15: Point of View
Days 16-17:Character Change
Days 18-19: Theme
I will also be adding a Day 20- assessment by 9/1. If you download this product before the assessment is uploaded, you will be notified when it is added via e-mail and you will be able to download it for free.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about this product!