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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 Sophie's Masterpiece, written by Eileen Spinelli! 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, graphic organizers, genre activities, and a writing prompt. Here are the skills that will be addressed through various activities.
Day 1: Build Background Knowledge and Vocabulary
Skills: schema, vocabulary, non-fiction text
Day 2: Interactive Read Aloud: Sophie's Masterpiece
Skills: compare and contrast, figurative language, infer, making predictions, retelling, cause and effect, character traits, problem and solution, theme, genre
Day 3: Comprehension Check
Skills: compare and contrast-non-fiction vs. fiction genres
Day 4: Genre
Skills: hands-on partner or group sorting game on genres
Day 5: Writing: Students will create their own masterpieces, list descriptive words about their masterpieces, and write about their creations.