This lesson bundle has been entirely updated. You will find everything you need for the novel "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare. This versatile plan includes lots of activities and could be used with your entire class, a guided reading group, a literature circle and is detailed enough as substitute teacher plans. It gives clear directions on how to foster deeper reading comprehension using 'Ideanotes' and graphic organizers. You'll also find: background builders, teaching posters, discussion prompts, concise summaries of student readings, answer keys, vocabulary checks, writing prompts, figurative language worksheets and extension activities. The focus is on how setting influences plot and characters; however, many common core standards are addressed within this novel unit.
Tapping & Building Background
Waking up Thinking
Fitting Characters Together
Fitting Plot Pieces Together
Noticing Language & How it Is Used
Understanding and Identifying Author’s Use of Language
Extending Reading Through Writing