Are you looking for a way to engage your students while reading the classic "The Twenty-One Balloons' by William Pene du Bois? You'll find what you need in this 47 page unit of study. The following lessons include easy to follow step by step teacher notes, detailed summaries of each chapter, comprehension and vocabulary checks, posters, answer keys and nonfiction connections:
Building background and interest in the novel (lots to choose from)
Laying the groundwork for engaged reading
Writing about reading
Identifying Absurdities & Logic
Following the Story Arc
Extending your reading
Developing deep thinking and writing about reading skills are emphasized throughout. Common Core targets include all reading strands.