Unit: Discovering Characters

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Unit Description

This is the second reading unit of the year, and continues the work of the first unit. Students will begin exploring characters more intensely. Specifically, students will learn to track characters over time, and to support their thoughts about characters with evidence from the text. The unit is designed with five core lessons that will be repeated with at least two novels for about three weeks. The lessons will be scaffolded to have a lot of teacher modeling, and gradually releasing responsibility to the students. By the end of the three weeks, students should be able to accomplish each aim with very little teacher support.

Lessons

Who are you...gathering information about characters

SWBAT use a t-chart to gather and interpret text evidence about main characters in a text.

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Where are we...gathering information about the setting

SWBAT identify text evidence about the setting and mark it using sticky notes. SWBAT sketch the setting based on the evidence gathered on their stickies.

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Wait, I have a question...asking good questions of the text

302
Something about you changed...tracking characters over time

241
You remind me of someone...making text to text connections with characters

245

Unit Resources

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