Unit: Collection of Fiction

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Unit Description

Using Guided reading and transitioning into independent practice, student will use these books to help them better understand how to use various reading skills in ELA.

Lessons

Mercy Watson Goes for a Drive: Setting, Major and Minor Characters Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify the setting and major and minor characters of a story.

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Those Shoes - Marianne Boelts: Problem and Solution Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify the problem and solution of a story.

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Squashed in the Middle - Elizabeth Winthrop: Problem and Solution Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify the problem and solution and be able to analyze how story events lead from problem to solution.

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George and Martha are Friends - James Marshall: Key Elements of a Story Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify all key elements of a story and explain why they are important in the story.

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A Fine, Fine School - Creech, Sharon: Making Connections Resources: 4

students will be able to make text to self, text to text, and text to world connections with a fiction story.

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Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes: Main Idea Resources: 2

Students will be able to identify and state the main idea in fiction stories.

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The Great Kapok Tree - Lynne Cherry: Main Idea Resources: 3

Students will be able to synthesize the main idea of a fiction text by analyzing the main ideas by pages.

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Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: Chief Seattle - Analyzing Details and Drawing Conlusions Resources: 3

Students will be able to examine the book they are reading and be able to draw conclusions about topics that are not completely stated in the text.

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Making Text to Text Connections/Main Idea Resources: 2

Students will be able to make text to text connections in fiction. Students will be able to compare and contrast the main ideas of fairy tales and fractured fairy tales.

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The Ant and the Elephant - Bill Peet: Problem/Solution, Character Traits Resources: 5

Students will be able to identify the problem(s) in a fiction story and state the solution to the problem(s). Students will be able to identify character traits for characters in a fiction text.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst : Analyzing Details and Drawing Conclusions, Summarizing, Cause and Effect Resources: 3

Students will be able to make a “Book Box” based on a book they are reading in order to present major points within the story. Students will be able to summarize the book they are reading in order to tell a friend what it is about. Students will be able to complete a cause and effect map in order to help them summarize the story.

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I Wanna Iguana - Karen Orloff: Author's Purpose Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify author’s purpose (to inform, to persuade, to entertain) in a fiction text and state why this will help them in their comprehension.

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Judi Berrett: Sequencing Details Resources: 4

Students will be able to sequence details from a given fiction story. Students will be able to write a properly sequenced story.

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Pink and Say - Patricia Polacco: Genre, Analyzing Details, Asking Questions Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify books as historical fiction. Students will be able to ask and answer questions about the events portrayed in the story.

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Doña Flor - Pat Mora: Characterization Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify the protagonist or main character and analyze their traits with the use of a character map. Students will be able to identify the three elements of characterization as 1) Physical appearance, 2) Actions, speech, and behavior, and 3) Interactions and use these to help them understand the character better.

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