Looking for some fun, hands-on, literature activities for your young readers? Look no further! I finally have the Classic Literature Mega Pack Volume 4 ready to go!
Age Group: These unit studies are intended for elementary students ages First Grade – 6th grades. If you have younger students, you can use them as a read aloud, then have students complete the lapbook units.
What is a literature unit?
Literature units are a great way to introduce your students to classic literature at a younger age. These units use a combination of use the “Classic Starts” version of the books and original versions so they are easier for your students to read and comprehend. The literature units come with daily chapter assignments and mini-books that students will use to create a lapbook. They also include comprehension questions and vocabulary to make sure your student understands each chapter, and to help them remember what they’ve read! These units make reading more fun, engaging, and hands-on!
Units included in the Classic Literature Vol. 4 Mega pack:
(Links to exact book versions are included in the Teacher’s Manual for each unit.)
- Anne of Avonlea
- A Christmas Carol (Original Book Version)
- Huckleberry Finn
- The Iliad
- The Last of the Mohicans
- Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh (Original Book Version)
- Oliver Twist
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
- The Odyssey
What ages are these units for?
I normally recommend my literature units for elementary level readers grades 1-6. 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.
If you have younger students you can read it together as a group, then have them complete the mini-book assignments when you’re done with each chapter.
How long does each literature unit take?
That really depends on your child’s reading speed, and how many chapters there are in the book! It will also depend on how often you assign the lessons.
Each book varies in length, so 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 are either mini-books or comprehension question worksheets 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.
They also include vocabulary mini-books full of vocabulary terms to learn throughout the story, as well as the reports shown above.
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NOTE: I offer both personal use copies for use with your own family as well as Classroom License copies for use in your school!
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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