We Are Overcomers! {A Close-Reading Study Celebrating Courageous Characters}

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This close-reading unit of study was a favorite among my first grade children last year... I think yours will love it, too! It's perfect for the second semester of first grade or any time of the year for 2nd graders, depending on your class make-up. They really learned a lot, not only about these amazing characters, but about themselves as they recognized the many ways in which they are overcomers also.

This 5-week unit of study includes detailed lesson plans for 25 days of instruction, focusing on 5 different titles... 1 per week. The recommended texts aren't difficult to find and include:

• Mr. George Baker by Amy Hest (Fiction)
• Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting (Fiction)
• Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Fiction)
• Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine (Historical Fiction)
• Ruby Bridges Goes to School by Ruby Bridges (Biography)

The lessons cover many Common Core standards, both for literature and informational text, as well as in writing, language, and speaking. Your children will exercise empathy and develop deeper comprehension as they revisit topics such as illiteracy, homelessness, poverty, and segregation.

The set includes:
• A unit overview
• 25 lessons (fiction and nonfiction)
• Essential questions and standards for each lesson
• Photos of anchor charts and student samples
• Readers' Theater Scripts
• Graphic organizers for note taking and written responses
• Assessments
• A mini mid-unit celebration
• A final celebration

Check out the free preview or take a peek at my blog to see more:
http://creatingreadersandwriters.blogspot.com/2014/03/reading-about-overcomers.html

Thank you for your interest in this item.

Happy teaching! :)

Additional Resources to Support the Teaching of Reading:

Reading Response Templates for Any Book (Fiction or Nonfiction)

Teaching Young Children How to Ask Questions

Ongoing Progress Monitoring Assessments K-2

Elephant and Piggie Pack

Chart Parts {Building Reading Anchor Charts}
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81
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1 Month

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We Are Overcomers!  {A Close-Reading Study Celebrating Cou
We Are Overcomers!  {A Close-Reading Study Celebrating Cou
We Are Overcomers!  {A Close-Reading Study Celebrating Cou
We Are Overcomers!  {A Close-Reading Study Celebrating Cou