This is a two week unit I wrote for the novel The Whipping Boy. It is modeled after and formatted exactly like the materials used in the Success For All Reading Program. My School uses the SFA program, and had a class set of these books. I wrote the unit to be used in a SFA classroom. However, this program uses high quality research based instructional practices that will work in any classroom. The lessons are very specific and easy to follow. The first 56 pages are the teachers manual, and the next 13 pages are the student pages.
Each week includes vocabulary, direct instruction, teacher modeling, student comprehension questions, a test and a writing prompt.
The instructional goals for week 1 are Cause and Effect (Reading) & Opinion (Writing) In Week 2 They are identifying character traits (Reading) Compare and Contrast (writing).
This promises to be an incredibly useful tool for teaching with this novel.