Thunder Cake Common Core Unit Plan: includes activities, graphic organizers, writing craftivity, and assessment!
Houghton-Mifflin has some great stories, but their Practice Book pages leave a lot to be desired. The Common Core rigor and the student engagement just aren't there sometimes! This unit is designed to be fun for students and guides them to focus intensely on the 6 Reading: Literature and 3 Writing standards. Buh-bye, boring worksheets!
This 14-page, 2-week long unit plan includes:
-Day by day lesson plans
-Printable story map featuring characters, setting, beginning (problem), middle, and end (solution)
-Character Report Card for character analysis
-Graphic organizer to track the little girl's feelings at each location in the story and determine the author's message
-Writing craftivity directions (topic: a time when you overcame a fear)
-5-question multiple-choice assessment tied to the key standards and essential question
Common Core standards for each activity are noted on the daily lesson plans for easy reference.
I hope you and your students enjoy this unit as much as I do!