Common Core 3-5 day Unit Template

Common Core 3-5 day Unit Template

Title of Text: _________________________________           Grade Level: ___________

                                    (Attach to template)

 

Subject Area: ___________________________

Day 1

 

Directions:

 

  • 1. Students will read whole text silently

 

  • 2. Teacher reads whole text aloud (no prompts, discussions, or vocabulary instruction)

 

  • 3. Pose up to three in-depth questions for discussion.(Refer to Grade Level Common Core Reading Standard for Informational Text)

 

 

Questions:

 

  • 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3.

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson should take approximately 40 minutes

 

 

 

Day 2: (Focus on first half of text)

 

Directions:

 

  • 1. Students will read first half of text silently

 

  • 2. Teacher reads first half of text aloud (no prompts, discussions, or vocabulary instruction)

 

  • 3. Pose two in-depth questions about the first half of the reading.

 

Questions:

 

  • 1.

 

 

  • 2.

 

 

  • 4. Choose approximately three sentences from the text and ask students to paraphrase the meaning. Ex. Explain what the author meant when he says... or ask students to paraphrase a paragraph.

 

Text

Anticipated Student Responses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Task

  • 5. Select a complex vocabulary word from the text. Ask students to use context clues to determine the meaning of the word. (students could write answer or it could be a discussion) Ex. What does the word artifact mean? Could we substitute another word for it?

 

Vocabulary Term

Meaning from Text

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson should take approximately 40 minutes

Day 3: Research Task

 

Directions:

 

  • 1. Find a video clip or a website connected to the content of the text.

 

List the URL: ______________________________________________

 

 

  • 2. Organize the class into small groups.

 

 

  • 3. Students should write about something they learned from the video that is connected to the text. (group or individual response)

 

 

       Fill in Writing Task:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suggestion: Students can present their response/findings to the class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson should take approximately 40 minutes

Day 4: (Focus on second half of text

 

Directions:

 

  • 1. Students will read second half of text silently

 

  • 2. Teacher reads second half of text aloud (no prompts, discussions, or vocabulary instruction)

 

  • 3. Pose two in-depth questions about the second half of the reading.

 

Questions:

 

  • 1.

 

 

  • 2.

 

 

  • 4. Choose approximately three sentences from the text and ask students to paraphrase the meaning.

Ex. Explain what the author meant when he says... or Ask students to paraphrase a paragraph.

 

Text

Anticipated Student Responses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary Task

  • 5. Select a complex vocabulary word from the text. Ask students to use context clues to determine the meaning of the word. (students could write answer or it could be a discussion)

 

Vocabulary Term

Meaning from Text

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson should take approximately 40 minutes

Day 5: Expanded Writing Task

 

Directions:

 

  • 1. Have students write a paragraph length explanation that answers a prompt. Have students provide evidence from the text to justify their analysis.

 

Ex. Based on the author's writings, explain how... changed over time.

Ex. Analyze the author's purpose for writing.

 

 

Fill in Writing Prompt:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anticipated Student Response:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson should take approximately 40 minutes