Course: 5th Grade English & Language Arts
Units and Lessons
Tiger Rising - Jamie Faith Woods (Cohort 1 Brandeis)
This is a literary unit for Tiger Rising by By Kate DiCamillo. Big Ideas: BIG IDEAS: Keeping something caged (a life, emotions) has ripple effects in one’s life; A unique connection with a friend can lead to powerful life changes. CONNECTS TO: Class theme of freedom: Concept of treating others with kindness/ adolescent bullying issues. LITERARY CONCEPTS: Foreshadowing, Metaphors, Similes, Symbolism
Lyddie - Laura Rheinheimer (Cohort 8 Brandeis)
Lyddie, by Katherine Paterson. This book takes place during the Industrial Revolution, when a young girl needs to go off to work in a textile factory after the family loses its farm. There, she encounters numerous hardships and struggles with what it means to be free.