Unit: ESCAPE! The Story of The Great Houdini by Sid Fleischman

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Unit Description

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

Lessons

Intro to Non-fiction Resources: 5

Students will be able to identify a non-fiction text from a fictional text by exploring its contents.

983
Text Features Resources: 3

Students will be able to identify text features in non-fiction texts and be able to describe how they inform the reader.

1,594
Asking Questions Before Reading - KWL Resources: 2

Students will be able to ask questions about the text, list what they know about the topic before they start reading and state why this is important.

1,613
Finding Answers to Questions in the Text - KWL II Resources: 3

Students will be able to answer their questions about a text and provide evidence for those answers.

1,732
Fact v. Opinion Resources: 7

Students will be able to identify and note the differences between a fact statement and an opinion statement.

2,691
Cause and Effect Relationship Resources: 4

Students will be able to identify the cause and effect relationships described in non-fiction texts.

2,647
Author's Purpose & Genre Resources: 3

Students will be able to describe the author's purpose based on evidence in the text and describe "ESCAPE!" as a biography.

2,113
Locating Specific Information Resources: 4

Students will be able to locate specific information within a given text.

2,214
Main Idea Resources: 3

Students will be able to analyze the details in a given paragraph, chapter, or whole text in order to synthesize the main idea.

1,579
Asking Questions before Reading II Resources: 2

Students will be able to ask questions about the text, list what they know about the topic before they start reading and state why this is important.

683
Supporting Answers with Evidence II Resources: 4

Students will be able to answer their questions about a text and provide evidence for those answers.

724
Cause and Effect II Resources: 2

Students will be able to identify the cause and effect relationships described in non-fiction texts

771
Conflict - Cause and Effect Resources: 2

Student will be able to analyze and describe different types of conflict within a text.

670
Vocabulary Resources: 2

Students will be able to identify key vocabulary words within the text using context clues.

701
Presentation Resources: 1

Students will be able to present a chapter of ESCAPE! in order to show the non-fiction reading skills they have learned throughout the unit.

638

Unit Resources

Lesson 48 Text Features IP.docx.doc  
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Lesson 48.doc  
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Lesson 48 Notes.docx.doc  
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