Finding the" Magic" in Magic Treehouse Series
Teacher will create a padlet for students to respond to the following:
If you could travel to any place that you have read about or seen in a book, where would you go?
Students will type a response to the question on the padlet.
2 Direct Instruction:
Teacher will create a "Toontastic" video of an appropriate book club discussion.
Students will create a noticings chart about the teacher's model of book clubs.
3 Guided/Independent Practice:
Teacher will work with a small group book club for support in reading the text.
Students will read their books to determine the characters, setting, problem, solution.
4 Culuminating Project:
Teacher will work with the small group book club to help create a "Toontastic" about the plot of their book.
Teacher will show each book clubs "Toontastic"
Students will work with their book club group to create a "Toontastic" about the plot of their book.
Students will create a noticings chart to record the similarities and differences in their book and other books in the series by watching the "Toontastic" created by other groups.
Key Standards Supported
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
(Not applicable to literature)
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.