In this first day of our close read lesson on the book "Casey at the Bat," we will read through the text taking the time to zoom in on the key ideas and details. We will also create a character analysis of Casey using evidence from the text.
Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of what experiences bring different people together by creating a story map for the story Because of Winn-Dixie. The story map will aid students in sequencing and summarizing.
Students will learn what theme means and how they can determine the theme of a story by drawing on details within the text to determine theme. They will also learn that there can be multiple themes for a text.
Students will illustrate a theme from Bud, Not Buddy through generation of a creative book report (i.e., flyer, newspaper, game, interview with the author, etc.). Through examination of these themes, students will make real world connections.