Students will be exposed to a wide variety of historical fiction surrounding the Revolutionary War time period. These texts will help students gain a better understanding of the events leading up to and into the Revolutionary War. Four different texts will be used to help reach the needs of all learners based on their comprehension abilities. Students will work on comprehending texts while applying metacognition to their work through visualizations and summarizations. With interactive work between students in each text, children will gain a better understanding of the Revolutionary War and truly experience life from the inside. With this novel study, students are able to look at the events through fictional individual's eyes and begin to put themselves into the various situations that led to the freedoms they are still privy to today. Students will be exposed to new vocabulary, writing activities, character development, summarizing, and visualizing strategies. With a wide variety of activities to stimulate all learners, students will walk away with an abundant amount of skills to help them fine tune their reading abilities.

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An overview of the four novels is provided, as well as a suggested weekly and daily schedule for completing activities for the Revolutionary War Novel Study.
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A list of activities to complete before the Revolutionary War Novel Study begins.
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Discussion questions to go along with each of the four Revolutionary War novels.
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Students will be introduced to the reading strategy of summarizing from the text, Brother in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams. They will also be introduced to the vocabulary for week 1.
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Day 2: Visualizing

by Holly Mercado

Students will be introduced to the reading strategy of visualzing from the text, The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow.
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Students will be introduced to their Revolutionary War novel through an anticipation guide, as well as learn the guidelines for their packet used throughout the novel.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also review their vocabulary word and definitions.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also complete a vocabulary and comprehension assessment for week 1. Finally students will work on completing a character comparison and sequencing activity from their novel.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also be introduced to week 2 vocabulary from their novel.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also review their vocabulary word and definitions.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also complete a vocabulary and comprehension assessment for week 2. Finally students will work on completing a character comparison and sequencing activity from their novel.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also be introduced to week 3's vocabulary from their novel.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also review their vocabulary word and definitions.
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Students will read from their Revolutionary War novels and complete their packet on summarizing and visualizing. They will also complete a vocabulary and comprehension assessment for week 3. Finally students will work on completing a character comparison and sequencing activity from their novel.
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Guidelines for a final project involving an Oprah like talk show. Students will also review their vocabulary through a variety of games and activities.
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Students will work on their final project and review their vocabulary.
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Students will take a final vocabulary assessment and finalize their Oprah talk show project.
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Students will showcase their Oprah talk show and be introduced to a plot project for their novel.
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Students will continue to work on their final plot project and take a final comprehension assessment over their Revolutionary War novel.
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A variety of Response To Intervention activities to help struggling students comprehend their Revolutionary War novel.
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