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This comprehensive unit provides a variety of activities as students study Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. Activities include comprehension and discussion questions, English and Spanish vocabulary, character development, reflection, research writing, cause and effect. This book is a valueable piece of historical fiction set in the early 20th century, describing a young girls' journey from the riches of her parents' Mexican ranch to working in the fields of California.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is the 2015 Newbery Award Winning Novel. It is a novel written in verse, thus providing many teaching oppportunities to explore a variety of poetic styles. This 16 page unit includes comprehension questions, character analysis, character development timeline as well as pre- and post- writing opportunities.
This is a great book for interactive read aloud or shared reading. Excellent themes on friendship, acceptance and bullying. This 23 page unit is aligned with the common core standards. It includes comprehension and vocabulary work, character development, story elements, theme and pre-and post-writing activities.
This comprehensive book unit is for the 2013 Newbery Award winning novel by Katherine Applegate. Based on a true story, it is a heartwarming, fictionalized story of a gorilla who was captured and kept in a shopping mall circus for 27 years. Appropriate with studies of animal endangerment and treatment of animals. Common Core related activities include comprehension questions, cause and effect, character development and multiple writing activities.
This packet consists of 4 graphic organizers that will help students explore the key ideas and details of a fiction story. This packet is aligned with the Common Core Standards, RL 1, 2, 3 and with the close reading strategy. A teacher overview of the strategy is included.
This packet consists of several graphic organizers that will help young students explore the key ideas and details of a fiction story. This packet is aligned with the Common Core Standards, RL.1-3, and with the 'close reading' strategy. A teacher overview of the strategy is included.