Who doesn't love Tomie dePaola? In this 2 week unit students will come to know and love this famous author! Tomie's stories are full of stories from his life and students are able to identify with so many of his stories making learning fun.
In this unit, students will be able to ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text and describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. They will also be able to describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. Students will use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Students will write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.