This unit was created for my fifth grade class. I got so stressed that I didn't have books and if I did they weren't very thoughtful. I searched for lessons but 5th grade world is kind of left with nothing. I created Dive into Reading so that I could have books that went with the theme of the month and to allow the students to get those rich filled content. It will be a slow process to create these so please bear with me as I create them.
What interactive read alouds do you have?
Since this is fifth grade, the interactive read aloud are chapter books. The goal is to read every type of book over the year. This unit is Historical Fiction. The chapter book for this unit is Al Capone Does My Shirt
Each interactive read aloud contains:
-20 days worth of questions
- Whole Group Questions
- Turn & Talk Questions
- Reading Response Questions
- Labels of daily questions for each day and each book for reading response
What are the mini-lessons?
-5 per week
- Week 1-Comparing & Contrasting two books & Text-To-Self Connections
- Week 2- Text Features
- Week 3-Main Idea & Summarizing
- Week 4- Text Structure- Comparing & Contrasting
What books are you using during the mini-lessons?
- I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer
- Gorillas by Seymour Simon
- You wouldn’t want to sail on the Titanic
- The Moon by Seymour Simon
- Do Stars Have Points?
New for this Unit
I am so happy to tell you that I jumped on the bandwagon for Doodle Notes. If you have not experienced this, then you will be able to join in on the fun with this unit. Doodle Notes are a form of note taking but the students get to make it their own. They get to add their own notes their own way and however they want. This allows students to have ownership with each of the books they read and to keep track of their own notes throughout. This places the learning into their hands. The first one you may need to model for them.
We are so excited to get this into the hands of so many teachers. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need additional things for your week, you may also email us. Please give us 5 days notice if you are in need of extra resources.
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