Castle in the Attic contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 5 – 6. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructive response questions, and lessons on writing informational texts.
You will find the following in this unit plan:
o Vocabulary List including pronunciation, definitions, and sample sentences from the text
o Printable Vocabulary Practice Pages
o Vocabulary Test
• Comprehension – A comprehension quiz is included for each two chapters which includes:
o multiple choice questions which require students to recall details from the chapters
o multiple choice higher level thinking questions such as sequencing, main idea, plot development, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting, theme, understanding vocabulary, interpreting literary devices, etc.
o Constructive response questions aligned with Common Core Standards are included. Each of these contains a graphic organizer to help students plan their responses.
• English Lessons (Writing an Informative Paragraph)
o Lesson 1 – Citations (Creating a Bibliography)
o Lesson 2 - Taking Notes
o Lesson 3 – Outlining
o Lesson 4 – Topic Sentences
o Lesson 5 – Supporting or Detail Sentences
o Lesson 6 – Staying on Topic
o Lesson 7 – Concluding Sentences
o Lesson 8 – Writing and Introduction and Conclusion
o Lesson 9 – Title, Headings, Illustrations, and Graphics
o Middle Ages Vocabulary
o Castle Cake
o Janus Medal
Answer keys for each practice page are included.
Additional FREE resources for this unit may be found at my website.
Included with this book unit is the username and password to all the interactive quizzes for this book online.
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