This is a unit based upon the novel "The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg" by Rodman Philbrick. It has been chosen as an exemplar text and has been aligned to the new common core standards. You will be receiving everything you need to teach this unit! You are receiving 3 weeks of lesson plans that are ready to print out and paste into your plan book. You will also be receiving a list of vocabulary words for each of the 3 weeks you are teaching the novel as well as vocabulary organizers, power points to teach the words, vocabulary cards that can be displayed each week, and quizzes with keys.
This bundle also includes many power points to teach the daily skills you are assessing throughout the novel. Power points on point of view, contrast charts, a quickwrite, a jeopardy review game, and a 10 important words summarizing activity are also available with this purchase. You will also be receiving links to a newspaper power point, a Curious George movie clip based on cause and effect, and a link for a culminating road map book report with a rubric included.
You will also receive a template to let your students create a flip diary that will allow your students to apply the skills they've learned about point of view. This will also allow them to utilize the different character's voices in their writing. This will allow the students to reflect, summarize, and visualize about the text. A final test has been included with an answer key. An additional bonus is the comprehension collector and note-taking summarizing sheets that you will be receiving. These are great resources to use while students are reading the text.
A variety of comprehension activities are included as well! Students will be interacting with the text through cause and effect, sequencing, characterization, figurative language, and text dependent questions.
Double Entry Diaries are also integrated throughout the novel. This requires students to read and reflect on the text using a number of literary elements. It is a great way to deepen students appreciation and knowledge of the text.
Finally, you will be receiving directions for students to create a road map book report. This will require students to reflect on the entire novel by choosing 10 important events and summarizing each event. The students will add details to their road map that are related to the novel and the events that happen to Homer throughout his journey. This is a fun way for students to summarize the novel while incorporating all of the skills they have learned throughout the unit.
My students LOVE this unit! I hope you will consider sharing this unit with your students as well. Thanks!