In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks and foreshadowing. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history.

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by Chelsea Nilsson

Inside, you will find an Understanding by Design unit plan, a syllabus, a calendar outlining the pacing of the unit, and helpful information on literature circles and reader's workshop. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is the first in a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students have the opportunity to explore the unit calendar and syllabus. They will then begin work on a WebQuest project that will build their background knowledge in preparation for this unit. Inside this folder, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a "Please Do Now" for use with students, and the WebQuest project that students will complete this week. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will continue their work on a webquest project that will build their background knowledge in preparation for reading their literature circle novels. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a "Please Do Now" for use with students. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will conclude their WebQuest research and begin work on a writing assignment that requires them to synthesize their learning. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a "Please Do Now" for use with students. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will draft and peer-edit a writing assignment that requires them to synthesize their learning from the WebQuest. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a "Please Do Now" for use with students. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will revise and publish a writing assignment that requires them to synthesize their learning from the WebQuest. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a "Please Do Now" for use with students. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students continue to build their background knowledge about the 1930s as they practice identifying the topic and central idea of short passages. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet and an overhead transparency for use with the lesson. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students continue to build their background knowledge about the 1930s as they practice identifying details that support a central idea. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and a graphic organizer for use with the lesson. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students continue to build their background knowledge about the 1930s as they practice determining relative importance between ideas in non-fiction texts. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and an overhead transparency for use with the lesson. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students continue to build their background knowledge about the 1930s as they practice determining relative importance between ideas in non-fiction texts. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and an overhead transparency for use with the lesson. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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Lesson 10 - Summarizing

by Chelsea Nilsson

This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will practice summarizing while they read. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and exit slips for assessing student mastery at the conclusion of the lesson. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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Lesson 11 - Summarizing

by Chelsea Nilsson

This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will practice summarizing what they read. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet and exit slips to check for mastery of today's objective. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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Lesson 12 - Summarizing

by Chelsea Nilsson

This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will practice summarizing what they read. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and exit slips to assess student mastery. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will practice identifying conflict as they read. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, an overhead transparency for use with the lesson, and exit slips to asses student mastery of today's objective. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will practice differentiating between different kinds of conflict. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, two overhead transparencies for use with the lesson, and exit slips to asses student mastery of today's objective. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will begin thinking about plot by practicing sequencing with a story map. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet for use with the lesson. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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Lesson 16 - Noticing Plot

by Chelsea Nilsson

This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will begin to explore the plot diagram by mapping a short story onto the diagram. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and an overhead transparency for use with the lesson. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will construct alternative plot diagrams for stories that do note follow the basic six-part structure. Students will then match short stories to alternative diagrams. As they read independently, the will continue to identify parts of plot in their reading. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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Lesson 18 - Plot Pop Quiz

by Chelsea Nilsson

This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will complete a plot pop quiz to demonstrate their understanding of plot. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a "Please Do Now," and a pop quiz for use with your students. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will identify flashbacks within a story and modify a story map in light of those flashbacks. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will practice identifying foreshadowing. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a student worksheet, and an exit slip for assessing student's mastery of identifying foreshadowing. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to make predictions about what will happen next in a children's book, then move on to make predictions with their literature circle novels. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students will use a graphic organizer to make predictions about what will happen next in their literature circle novels. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students practice coding predictions. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks and foreshadowing. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. Today, students will practice all of their reading strategies, especially summarizing, making predictions and determining importance, as they read their literature circle novels. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan and a student worksheet. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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Lesson 25 - Unit Assessment

by Chelsea Nilsson

This lesson is part of a larger unit on the Great Depression. In this unit, students will be focusing on determining importance; summarizing; making predictions; recognizing plot structure; and identifying flashbacks, foreshadowing and setting. Wherever possible, mini-lesson texts relate to American life in the 1930s, and all students will be reading literature circle novels set during this time period in American history. In today's lesson, students practice coding predictions. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, a "Please Do Now," the unit assessment and a unit survey. This resource is part of the Great Depression Unit collection.
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