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.

1,023
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.

1,640
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.

1,958
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.

2,811
Fact v. Opinion Resources: 7

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

2,803
Cause and Effect Relationship Resources: 4

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

2,711
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.

2,172
Locating Specific Information Resources: 4

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

2,345
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.

1,619
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.

720
Supporting Answers with Evidence II Resources: 4

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

765
Cause and Effect II Resources: 2

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

799
Conflict - Cause and Effect Resources: 2

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

701
Vocabulary Resources: 2

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

734
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.

674

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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