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1st Unit in the Fall:

Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes

In this unit students will:

  • Read thoughtfully and write well about reading

  • Read with interpretive lenses in the company of friends in book clubs

  • Read analytically noticing the way different authors develop the same theme differently

  • Compare-and-contrast work on several texts that develop a similar theme 

  • Read analytically to evaluate an author’s goals and techniques


In class, we will read aloud, Home of the Brave , by Katherine Applegate.  Students will keep a Reader's Notebook, and learn how to write well about their reading to develop their ideas.  5th Graders will also log their reading as a way to track how their reading life is going.  They will use this as a tool to make their reading be the best it can be!




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