Sunday, March 16, 2014

Peek at my Week: Historical Fiction Reading & Canada!

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Only one more week until Spring Break! 

Since break is rapidly approaching, we're going to be doing some wrapping up this week! We're ending our integrated (reading and social studies) Civil Rights unit this week. Our students having been reading historical fiction novels as well as studying the history of the Civil Rights movement. This week, we're moving on to historical fiction writing now that they're a wealth of knowledge on the time period.

Here's a few books that I'm going to use as mentor texts for our writing unit:


Titles include:
Freedom on the Menu, White Water, A Sweet Smell of Roses. 
A Taste of Colored Water and Freedom Summe.r

For social studies, we're moving into Canada! This is a new unit for our fifth teachers, so we've planned some fun activities and lessons that will helpfully teach our students some new information about our northern neighbors. As with all my units this year, I'm starting out with a word wall. I've added a copy to my drop box so feel free to grab a copy if you want some Canadian vocabulary! After the word wall we're going to be working on some maps of Canada and go on a Canada scavenger hunt this week...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/klr0k92t1hjysri/Canada%20Word%20Wall%20Vocab-2.pdf
 Don't forget to check out the other posts at Mrs. Laughin's Laughings linky Peek at My Week! I always get such great ideas from other great teachers' weekly "peeks."

What's your week look like??
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  1. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson is another good title.
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  2. Thank you for some historical fiction titles. I am always on the lookout for those!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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