*Even if you don't have the book available, you can use this unit. A web address for an online version of the book is provided.*
This literature focus unit for The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter is great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. However it is specifically written for VA Reading SOL 4.5d,e,f: Making inferences, drawing conclusions, and summarizing. It includes summaries for books that complement this story. It includes pre-reading activities, and activities for the stated skills, including whole group, small group, partner work, and individual assignments. Several great websites are listed for practicing the skills and for other resources. It has great writing ideas that go along with the story. An assignment checklist is included so students can check off the seven assignments as they are completed, and point values are listed. It also includes all necessary attachments, including the book box pictures, SWBS graphic organizer, story map, and assignment checklist.