Reflection: Vertical Alignment Chapter Connections - Section 3: Assessment


It may seem as though the concept of chapter is rather simple. However, it is extremely important that students understand the connection between them because it provides the foundation for what they will do in subsequent grades. For example, in grade five, they will have to explain how a series of chapters fit together to provide the overall structure of a particular story. In grade six, they will be required to analyze how a particular chapter fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. Making the connection now sets them up for future success.

  Why is This Important?
  Vertical Alignment: Why is This Important?
Loading resource...

Chapter Connections

Unit 2: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Lesson 8 of 9

Objective: SWBAT refer to parts of stories when writing using the term chapter and describe how successive parts build on earlier sections.

Big Idea: Students have read the chapter book, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Now, they pay close attention to the individual chapters and how they are connected.

  Print Lesson
4 teachers like this lesson
  45 minutes
Similar Lessons
Who's Telling this Story Anyway?
3rd Grade ELA » Skill and Strategy Practice with Fiction Texts
Big Idea: Students will ask and answer questions to determine the story's narrator and the impact each narrator has on the plot. Students also determine the setting of the book in order to compare it to a similar text in another lesson.
Environment: Rural
Jennifer Martinez
Do You "Sea" What I "Sea"?
3rd Grade ELA » Oceans Unit
Big Idea: In this lesson, students will share poems that are inspired by the sea. As they listen to and read poems, they will make drawings of what they see in their minds, thinking about each stanza as they build upon each other, to develop their own point of view
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
Sara Hesemann
Aarrr, Matey! Hoist the Sails and Read Closely: Pirate Week Day 1 of 5
3rd Grade ELA » Ocean Inspired Unit
Big Idea: Your crew begins their pirate week by receiving pirate talk bookmarks, previewing, and beginning the story How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long.
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
Nicole Prejna
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload