Literacy Standard: 5th Grade Standard VII, Objective 2
Social Studies Standard:5thGrade Standard I, Objective 3; 5th Grade Standard II, Objective 1
Purpose for Reading:
Understand challenges faced by individuals in the colonial period
Students reading at this level are likely to be quite fluent speakers of English although they may need more support with idioms, expressions, vocabulary, and multiple meaning words. This will affect their ability to draw conclusions and infer from the text. Encourage these students to use sticky notes or a notebook to jot questions they have while reading to be discussed/clarified at the guided reading table during the following session.
Tier 2 Vocabulary Words are high frequency words that are found across a variety of domains. At a minimum, provide student-friendly explanations that tell what a word means in everyday connected language. A wide range of vocabulary resources are available at http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/cbl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=35.
Activate/Build Prior Knowledge:
Discuss strategies for dealing with unknown, period-specific words in the text (see discussion at http://www.muskingum.edu/~cal/database/general/reading.html#GeneralApproach)
Read the material at the back of the book about the historical context of the novel
Attend to Comprehension Within, Beyond, & About the text.
Using appropriate Guided reading strategies, students will be reading at their own pace and teachers will be listening to students read, monitoring, giving feedback, taking anecdotal notes and running records.
Assessment: Write a one-page compare/contrast paper that compares your life with the life of one of the characters from the book.
Interactive compare/contrast writing lesson at http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/compcontrast/ Compare/contrast chart at http://www.ehow.com/how_2224749_compare-contrast-essay-using-chart.html Compare/contrast rubric http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson275/compcon_rubric.pdf
Activities: There is wonderful information about Colonial Williamsburg, including a teacher’s section, at http://www.history.org/ .
Other activities can be found at http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000580.shtml
*Not all activities will be done in each lesson. Some lessons may take multiple days to complete. However, all students should be reading each time you meet.