I’m excited to announce that each Monday over the next 24 weeks; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Unit will be featured in weekly blog posts. Saving each lesson for a novel study is a great option. Since students are so familiar with this well-loved American classic, most chapters can be stand-alone lessons. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was originally published on May 17, 1900, so it is now in public domain. There is no need to purchase a class set of books because the complete text will be added to the unit plans.
Each Monday a new blog post will provide teaching materials for one chapter including:
• a printable vocabulary practice page
• comprehension questions (consisting of multiple choice, short answer, and constructive response)
• a foldable graphic organizer going over the rules for a Common Core State Standards Language Arts Skill
Seven additional posts will contain games, task cards, and activities providing practice for the language arts skills addressed in the foldable organizers.
Begin by downloading this FREE resource from Teachers Pay Teachers.This packet contains the materials you will need to turn the weekly blog posts into a full book unit. It includes:
A Schedule for All Blog Posts
Lesson Plans at a Glance
A Vocabulary List with Words, Definitions, and Sample Sentences from the Text
Word Cards with Storage Pocket
Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
Instructions for Using the Constructive Response Questions as Interactive Notebook Pages
The First Chapter
Come back Monday, May 4 to download Chapter 1. I hope your students enjoy this wonderful book!
Narratives may use different sequencing techniques to make the story more interesting. Some common sequencing techniques include:
Flashbacksfill in details that took place in the past.
Foreshadowingare hints as to what is to take place in the future.
Students can remember sequence by notingchronological orderclue words such as first, next, after, and so on.
Another type of sequencing that appears in nonfiction text islogical order. This uses headings, subheadings, and other text features to guide students through the material.
Activity #1 ~ Organizer
This foldable graphic organizers gives definitions to four types of sequencing. Three versions of the organizer are offered: one with blanks where students write definitions; one with the definitions provided but with blank spaces for students to write in key words; and one with the answers provided. The third copy of the organizer may be used as an answer key, for differentiated instruction, for students who were absent during instruction, or if you wish for the students to have cards already completed. Just click on the image to download the organizer.
Activity #2 ~ Paragraph Picture Story
Have students use the four picture cards to write paragraphs for each of the following fictional sequences: flashback, foreshadowing, and chronological order. Look a the samples below.
As Matt was riding his bike home from school, he was thinking about the weekend. He thought about going rock climbing. Then he remembered what happened the last time he went climbing. Matt enjoyed the long strenuous climb up the side of the mountain. He was looking forward to reaching the top and just stretching out on his back to rest; however, when his looked over the topmost rock, he had spotted a grizzly bear ~ a humongous grizzly bear. Instead of the nice rest Matt had looked forward to, he scrambled back down the rock face and hightailed it home.
Matt was quite an outdoorsman. Every weekend he went on one adventure. Today he was riding his bike home from school and thinking about the rock climbing trip he planned for tomorrow. Matt would really be shocked if he only knew what was in store for him on this trip.
Matt had his Saturday all planned out. First he rode his bike over to Grandfather Mountain. Once there he went rock climbing for a couple of hours. Next he visited the animal habitats where he could observe the cougars white-tailed deer, black bears, bald eagles and river otters in their natural settings. Matt had a terrific day at Grandfather Mountain.