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You will find so much to choose from in this 76 page plan and so many ways to use it. It is suitable for a whole class novel study, a guided reading group, a pull out reading skill group and the handouts can be given to a literature circle. The ten comprehensive lessons will put your students in charge of their learning:
Revving up to Read (pre-reading survey, nonfiction connection, talking to text)
Talking to Fiction Text (using strategy when reading fiction)
Asking & Answering Questions (challenging your thinking)
Word Choices that create Visualizations (author's craft, figurative language)
Connecting to Characters (focusing thinking about reading)
Characters & Plot Work Together (putting together all the pieces)
Exploring lingering questions (questions & repetition & symbols)
Developing Theme (topics lead to theme statements)
Assessing What You’ve Learned (using another piece of fiction)
Writing – Reading Connection (extension writing activities)
Everything is included in this packet: graphic organizers, comprehension writing prompts; vocabulary checks; word power worksheets; teaching posters; chapter summaries; answer keys; end assessment; handouts; precise step by step lessons and more. All you need are copies of the novel & chart paper.
This unit focuses on building student reading & writing to reading skills with an emphasis on character development and author's craft. Common Core objectives are addressed throughout.