I am so very excited because I have FINISHED my 139 page COMPLETE literacy unit for The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo! What is even more exciting is how best practices in literacy evolved through anchor charts, figurative language, close reading, cause & effect and characterization.
This unit has integrated writing and metacognitive strategies while keeping the FUN in reading. Students created an interactive journal to house their ideas. Final comments included, "Can we read another book by Kate DiCamillo?!" Success!
Below are a few snippets of what you will find in this unit. Click the cover and you will find this on Teachers Pay Teachers.
If you LOVE this unit, check out the companion lapbook final product!
Happy Reading, Happy Teaching!