This engaging canine thematic based literacy unit (reading AND writing) focuses on teaching students to retell stories from beginning to middle to end with the incorporation of transitional words.
Specifically, it includes:
•12 Literature-Based Lesson Plans with easy-to-follow step by step directions and higher-order thinking questions for 8 different texts (5 fiction texts, 3 non-fiction texts)
•Tie-ins to Writing Workshop using each text as a mentor text
•Necessary activities for lessons, including sequence cards; sequence strips; interactive anchor charts; graphic organizers; sequence cut/paste; etc.
•Writing rubrics for all written assignments
•Non-fiction How-to Recipe and Craftivity
•Writing Lesson for Wordless Picture Book, "A Ball for Daisy"
•How-to Booklet for students and Rubric
•Canine Research Project with Rubric
•Reader's Theatre Script
•Service Learning Project
•Sequence Literacy Station Activities
Books studied with this unit include:
•Boom! Big, Big Thunder and One Small Dog
•The Great Gracie Chase
•Clifford's Busy Week
•Kate and Pippin (Non-fiction story)
•Harry the Dirty Dog
•McDuff Moves In
•A Ball for Daisy
I hope you will love this unit! Please please please let me know if you have any questions! As always, thank you for visiting my store and checking out this unit!