The Time Machine Literature Unit
Hi everyone! Today I have another fun literature classic for you, The Time Machine Unit Study! Hope you enjoy!
The Time Machine tells the story of an anxious scientist who discovers how to travel through time. He starts in London in 1895 and travels all the way to the year 802701! Here he encounters quite a variety of interesting new people, places, and things that both excite and startle him. Is the new paradise of the future as good as it seems? Will he ever be able to return home? Read this exciting tale to find out the answers to these questions and more!
This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the The Time Machine Classic Starts version as retold from the H.G. Wells original. The Classic Start versions are find them a little easier for younger readers, but you could certainly use this unit study with the original version if you have an older student. The lapbook assignments will correlate with the Classic Starts edition, but the concepts are the same, so you should be able to complete the units using any version you choose.
Watch The Time Machine Lapbook Video to see more information:
What ages are these units for?
I normally recommend my literature units for elementary level readers grades 1-5. You can assign them out individually to your student so they read on their own, then complete the mini-book assignment for each chapter. There are writing assignments for each chapter as your students answer comprehension questions from the reading. So you’ll just want to make sure they’re comfortable writing. Or you can read it together as a group if you have younger readers, then have them complete the mini-book assignments when you’re done with each chapter.
How long does the literature unit take?
That really depends on your child’s reading speed, and how many chapters there are in the book! And how fast your child reads through the chapters as well. Each one varies in length, and you can easily modify these units to fit your schedule. So for example, you can assign one chapter per day plus the associated mini-book assignments, or you can have them do 2-3/week. It’s totally up to you, your schedule, and your student.
What’s included in the Unit Study?
Each unit includes everything you need to complete the literature unit and lapbook with the exception of the book itself and a couple of regular file folders. The download includes a teacher’s manual with the daily reading assignments, along with the comprehension questions and answers for each chapter. This makes it much easier for you to help your students even if you haven’t read the book yourself!
There is also one mini-book for each chapter in the book. Inside your student will answer a comprehension question that relates directly to the chapter they’ve just read. Some assignments include vocabulary words, comprehension questions, and completing the various reports included in the curriculum.
For older students:
This unit includes 5 reports that your students can complete. If you have older readers, have them do these reports to make the unit a bit more challenging. If you have younger readers, you might prefer to ask the questions verbally so they aren’t having to write a report.
The reports include:
- Story Facts (Setting, Main Plot, Main Characters)
- Protagonist vs. Antagonist
- Prediction Sheet
- My Book Report
- Book vs. Movie
- Storyboard timeline
As you read through the book, each chapter has a mini-book with comprehension questions for your student to complete.
I add an extra flap up for more room, you can see how to do this in the video links at the bottom of the post.
This unit has 17 mini-books plus a vocabulary mini-book full of terms to learn throughout the story.
Then on the backside of the lapbook, I added a pocket to the backside where you can store the reports and story timeline.
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Looking for more unit studies? Check out these links!
- My Literature Lapbooks
- My Science & Inventor Lapbooks
- Famous Artists Lapbook & Unit Study
- Famous Composers Lapbook & Unit Study
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