Weekly Literacy Unit: Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration

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This week-long, 40+ page comprehensive literacy unit will have your students engaged and excited about reading with the use of the book Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration, written by Marianne Berkes! Included in this pack are background building and vocabulary activities, worksheets, before reading dialogue for an interactive read aloud, during reading questioning for an interactive read aloud, anchor charts, graphic organizers, questioning when reading activities, and an informative writing prompt. Here are the skills that will be addressed through various activities:

Day 1: Build Background Knowledge and Vocabulary
Skills: schema, vocabulary, migration, asking questions before reading

Day 2: Interactive Read Aloud: Going Home
Skills: making connections, cause and effect, descriptive language, compare and contrast, facts and details, asking questions during reading, non-fiction text features

Day 3: Questioning
Skills: second read and asking questions after reading anchor chart, check for answers and understanding

Day 4: Comprehension Check
Skills: Going Home Team Jeopardy Game

Day 5: Informative Writing with Graphic Organizer: What do you know about animals that migrate?

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