Importance of Parts of Fictional Text

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Objective

SWBAT understand that chapters, paragraphs and parts of a story have importance and the author places them there for a reason.

Big Idea

What would the Wizard of Oz have been with Dorothy traveling to Oz?

Video overview of my lessons

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This is one of the hardest standards for me to teach, but also one of my favorites. I love the discussion that comes out of this standard. Since I started late in Better Lesson and my time is wrapping up, I want to at least give you a quick overview of how I attack this standard. Here is my video overview. I'll include as many resources as I can that I've made to try to get my kiddos better at this standard. Some passages I've grabbed from Study Island, so I can't share them, but you can really use any story. 

This is the last fiction overview I'll be including, but I also include comparing theme in this unit, which I have a modified version of here. I also hit summarizing quite a bit by using the mnemonic, Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then.