This download contains ideas, materials, and student ready documents for a book study of Avi's The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. The example calendar shows a one month duration, however you could adjust as needed to shorten or extend.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Grade Equivalency 5
Lexile level 740L
This adventurous, transatlantic literature study makes for a great read aloud and has so many opportunities to make cross curriculum connections, including a suggested reader's theater to end the unit. Pull down that world map in your classroom and enjoy!
Common Core ELA Standards
Reading Standards for Literature
RL.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
RL.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
RL.9 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Reading Standards for Informational Text
RI.9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. (Mary Celeste)