On the Banks of Plum Creek
Genre: Historical Fiction
Big Question: Why do we want to explore new places?
Skills: Character, Setting, Plot
Badger- a hairy gray animal that feeds at night and digs holes in the ground to live
Bank-ground bordering a river or lake; shore Bristled-to make fur stand up straight
Jointed-having one or more places where two things or parts are joined
Patched- to fix; mended with a scrap of material
Ruffled-gathered into a ruffle to trim clothing
Rushes -a grass like plant with a hollow stem that grows in wet soil
Goal: Today we will learn the definition of our new vocabulary words so that we can use them in our everyday writing and possibly in our project.
(Small Group: Sleuth Book)
1. Write the vocabulary words on your journal. Title it "On the Banks of Plum Creek" vocabulary.
2. Practice your new vocabulary by using Pearson Vocabulary.
3. Acuity Language Arts
Goal: Today we will start reading the story "On the Banks of Plum Creek" and discover what opportunities can be found in new places.
(Small Group: Sleuth Groups)
1. Vocabulary Poster on Google Drawing OR flip "Vocabulary Cards" in journal
2. Read Theory
Goal: Today we will practice our vocabulary words by using them in our own context.
(Small Group: Finish Story P.93-Finish)
1. “On the Banks of Plum Creek” discussion
2. Just Right Book
Goal: Today we will practice the spiral skill.
(Small Group: Connected Text "Laura Ingalls Wilder" P.104-107)
1. Complete the Spiral Skill worksheet.
2. Take DAZE quiz
3. Moby Max (Stories)
Goal: We will show mastery of our vocabulary words and applying the skill of the week (Author's Purpose) through the text based comprehension test.
1. Test on Pearson + Reader's Response
2. We just got done learning all about wanting to explore new places. Research a place you would like to explore. On your Kidblog page, tell me all about this place and why you would like to explore it.
3. Just Right Book