In this unit, students will explore three types of folktales while practicing their critical thinking skills. In day one, students work in two groups to analyze texts, determine commonalities, and label their learning.
The journey begins! The students embark on a journey of understanding how a novel builds as they meet characters and are introduced to the setting in chapters 1-3 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.
Your landlubbers practice many Common Core skills as they read fictional pirate stories at their own level, complete a comparison to the shared reading selection earlier this week, and compose a paragraph to express their ideas.
In day three of this fictional skill unit, we will re-read the second part of the text, "The Pain and the Great One," which focuses on the younger brother. We examine his character: traits, actions and words, and whether he changes in the story.