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This mini unit is a novel study! This means it does have a required book: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
My Side of the Mountain is a novel study where we will join Sam as he explores the wild, makes some unexpected friends, and learns how to survive. Each day, you will read the assigned chapter(s) and enjoy a group discussion about what you learned. Over in your student books, you will fill out a chapter summary guide that reviews things such as the title of the chapter, your rating, characters, plot, focusing on the parts of a story. You will also learn about some important literary devices used throughout the book, such as personification, similes, onomatopoeia, and more! Your second page is a word study on one particular word from the chapter. You will be learning the definition and then relating it back to what you read in the story or your own life. If you are already familiar with the word you are given, choose another one from the chapter and look it up instead. In your final week, you will choose a unit project to reflect on the book, such as making a movie preview, designing your own cover, or writing an alternate ending.
As you read each chapter and complete each lesson, may you be drawn together by the love of reading. May you enjoy rich family time with deep discussions as you explore the wild unknown of the Catskill Mountains and the story of a boy who would prove to himself as well as the world that he could make it in the wild.
This unit is recommended for all ages as the reading is short and easy to digest and understand. Like most of our mini units, it includes 20 lessons and there are 6 different levels of student notebooks, from Pre-Reader to High School. The lessons are open and go, they are largely discussion based, and the student pages are scripted in the Teacher's Guide. This allows the teacher to just open and go and have all their answers and just read it out for all levels (no more jumping around).
What's included with this purchase?
This listing includes the physical, printed, and shipped format for our mini-unit
Teacher's Guide for My Side of the Mountain. You will also need to purchase the Student Books in the levels of your choice in order to do this unit. You can see an in-depth preview of each level in the pictures of the student listing.
Your hard copy Teacher's Guide is printed on high end 32 lb (80lb text) paper and coil bound with plastic coils in our warehouse.
PLUS! Don't miss our National Parks unit, that was made to go along with My Side of the Mountain! Check it out HERE!
How does it work?
Our mini units are 20 lessons long and designed to go along with and/or supplement our main units. They are not as in-depth or as large as our main units, with only 2 pages in each student book per lesson instead of 5. Our mini units are designed to be more targeted and focused rather than broad and far-reaching.
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