Included is a PowerPoint with pre-reading writing prompts, and during reading activities. While reading, students will be creating maps/charts related to the following concepts: foreshadowing, characterization, setting, plot structure, conflict, and compare/contrast. They will use butcher paper to create a large version of the 6 maps with their essential question. They will then work on completing these maps while reading. My expectation is that students will be able to use the maps to answer the essential questions with evidence from the text. The lesson also comes with a study guide of questions to help guide their reading and make sure they are finding important elements of plot.
This is a student centered lesson, where students are doing the work of reading this story in groups. It is assumed that the concepts have already been covered. As they read, I am walking around and monitoring comprehension and if needed going back to parts that they may have missed the significance of. However, if you wanted to teach the story whole class, you could do the maps together or assign groups to work on different concepts.
I included a very basic lesson breakdown of how I have implemented this in my classroom and student created examples.
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