This is a 4 1/2 week reading unit with 23 lessons. This unit utilizes The Recess Queen, A Fine, Fine School, King of the Playground, Peter's Chair, Chrysanthemum, and Sheila Rae the Brave to teach students about story elements and character
First I use the attached cupcakes for each student to write their birthday on. Then, we make a giant class pictograph together. As an independent activity, the students have to answer the attached questions based on the pictograph.