"The Chaser" by John Collier Unit is a CCSS aligned close read activity that focuses on Main Idea and Supporting Details. Everything needed to complete this unit is included.
The following products are included in this unit:
1. Sample Presentation that comes in Keynote, Powerpoint, and PDF versions. In addition, a link to a sample free Nearpod presentation that includes the warm-up, first read question, and self reflection. This tool allows students to be active participants in the presentation and allows you to access their responses in one handy report. (You will have to create a Nearpod account to access the presentation, but it is FREE.)
2.Text and Annotation Guide (Reading to Answer Questions): This unit uses a two column notes organizer as a reading tool to help guide students through this short, but complex story. The text is divided into five different sections. Each section has a question that students must read to identify supporting details that help them answer the question. Teacher model is included! It is also divided this way so that you can have a gradual release lesson [I DO-Section 1, WE DO-Sections 2 & 3, YOU DO- Sections 4 &5]
3. Choice Board Activity: This activity includes four tasks for students to complete that will help them dig deeper into the story and show their understanding of the story. Teacher Models are included for each task!
> Task #1-Letter to a Character
> Task #2- Instagram
> Task #3-Sequel
> Task #4- Book Cover
4. "The Chaser" Assessment: This assessment contains 4 multiple choice questions that requires students to use text evidence to justify their answers. The multiple choice questions focus on main idea and supporting details. In addition, there is a constructed response question that students must also answer. Answer key is included!
5. "The Chaser" Unit Links Handout: This handout includes the link to the Nearpod presentation and to an audio version of the story that would be great to use during the first read.
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