Standards Met and Summary of This Lesson
This is a 21 page common core-aligned unit that focuses on the critical thinking skill, visualizing. Students will learn to create an image in their mind as they read. They will also make connections to their own lives and describe the images and connections using key words from the text.
Common Core Standard: English Language Arts Standards: Reading: Informational Text : Grade 5
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
Specifically: Literary texts can be understood using a variety of strategies. Visualizing is a comprehension strategy.
Included are directions on how to teach visualizing and connecting to the text. Also there are anchor chart ideas.
Included are 5 shared reading guided mini-lessons, and 5 literacy center task cards with directions. There are also two choices for answer sheets and a rubric.
This is a great way to start the year out with reading! All you have to do is print and laminate if you want. :) Happy teaching!