The Day You Begin | Back-to-School Read Aloud Unit | Picture Book Lessons

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This engaging picture book read aloud is perfect for back-to-school and celebrating each student’s uniqueness. This read aloud unit is built around the picture book The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson. You will need to obtain a copy of the book prior to beginning the unit. You should be able to find it at your local library. You may also be able to find a video read aloud on Youtube.

 

During this unit, your students will be creating a flip book to complete as you work though the unit. Instructions are provided for printing and assembling the flip book, making your prep work simple and efficient.

 

Included in this unit:

  • Anticipation Guide
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Theme
  • Vocabulary
  • Assessment
  • Written Response
  • Class Activity

 

Standards:

THIRD GRADE

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1
    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2
    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.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3
    Describe characters in a story (e.g., Their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.4
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.3
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

 

FOURTH GRADE

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
    Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2
    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.4
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

 

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