This week-long, 60 page comprehensive literacy unit will have your students engaged and excited about reading with the use of the books My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, What If There Were No Sea Otters, and I Want a New Room! Included in this pack are anchor chart ideas and clip art, worksheets, before reading dialogue for interactive read alouds, during reading questioning for interactive read alouds, graphic organizers, a shared reading poem, and an activity to check for understanding. Here is an outline of the week and the skills that will be addressed through various activities.
Day 1: Understanding Author's Purpose: author's purpose shared reading poem and student booklet to follow along, author's purpose anchor chart
Day 2: Interactive Read Aloud: My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
Skills: making connections, vocabulary, inferring, comparative endings, making predictions, theme
Day 3: Interactive Read Aloud: What If There Were No Sea Otters?
Skills: food chains, ocean ecosystem, vocabulary, non-fiction text features, finding important facts, cause and effect
Day 4: Interactive Read Aloud: I Want A New Room
Skills: using opinions to persuade, vocabulary, making connections, problem and solution, inferring, character traits, retelling, opinions with supporting reasons
Day 5: Author's Purpose-Check for Understanding
Skills: Author's purpose-persuade, inform, or entertain, sorting