Unit: The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick

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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

Introduction to the Book Resources: 11

864
Genre Resources: 3

Students will be able to state the definition of the fantasy genre and provide evidence as to why "The Tale of Despereaux" is a fantasy story.

786
Character Traits - Major Characters Resources: 4

Students will be able to analyze the characters of and provide evidence to these traits in order to better understand the story.

2,679
Vocabulary - Chapters 6-18 Resources: 4

Students will identify and use key vocabulary from the text using context clues.

846
Main Idea - Chapters 5-7 Resources: 2

Students will be able to identify the main idea of a section of the story.

656
Identifying Characters - Chapters 8-10 Resources: 5

Student will be able to identify characters in "The Secret Zoo" and how they influence the story and how they are related to each other.

597
Identifying Character Relationships - Analyzing Details - Cause and Effect Resources: 4

Student will be able to identify characters in "The Secret Zoo" and how they influence the story and how they are related to each other.

2,888
Summary - Chapters 11-18 Resources: 5

Students will be able to write a summary based on the main ideas and detail within the story.

904
Vocabulary - Chapters 19-27 Resources: 4

Students will identify and use key vocabulary from the text using context clues.

697
Analyzing Details - Foreshadowing Resources: 4

Students will be able to analyze details of the story to find examples of foreshadowing and use that to predict what may happen in the plot.

3,321
Making Inferences based off Prior Story Knowledge Resources: 7

Students will be able to make inference about characters and events in the story.

3,393
Vocabulary - 28-37 Resources: 1

Students will identify and use key vocabulary from the text using context clues.

479
Cause and Effect - Analyze Details Resources: 5

Students be able to analyze the details in the story to identify the cause and effect relationships within.

1,262
Main Idea Resources: 3

Students will be able to state the main idea after completing a story/chapter map of “The Secret Zoo”

2,030
Vocabulary - Chapters 38-45 Resources: 4

Students will identify and use key vocabulary from the text using context clues.

950
Types of Conflict Resources: 4

Student will be able to analyze and describe different types of conflict in a fiction story.

1,173
Mini Animal Research Resources: 2

Students will be able to do research on an animal character and present that information to the class.

3,170
Character Traits and Analyzing Details and Drawing Conclusions Resources: 2

Students will be able to analyze character traits and details in order to present a character from "The Secret Zoo"

1,591
Theme of the Story and Providing Evidence Resources: 4

Students will be able to define what theme is and extract a theme from “The Secret Zoo” while providing evidence for their theme.

5,110

Unit Resources

Lesson 33 Common Char. Traits.doc  
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Lesson 33 CharacterTraitsGrOrg..pdf  
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Lesson 33.doc  
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