Hi everyone! I have a new literature unit for you all today. This one is on the popular book Pollyanna and it’s one of our favorites.
Poor Pollyanna is penniless, orphaned and doesn’t seem to have much to be happy about. After moving in with her harsh Aunt Polly, things start to look even worse! But none of her circumstances seem to make this sweet girl get down. As a matter of fact she has a tendency to see the bright side of life and starts to share her light and happiness everyone she meets!
This accompanying unit study is meant to be used with the Classic Starts Pollyanna version as retold from the Eleanor H. Porter 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 chapters 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.
Check out my new Pollyanna literature unit video review below!
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What’s included in the Unit Study?
Each unit includes everything you need to complete the lapbook with the exception of the book itself and the 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, mapping the voyage, and completing the mini-reports. Then on the backside of the lapbook, we added a pocket to the backside where we store the reports and story timeline.
As you read through the book, each chapter has a mini-book with comprehension questions for your student to complete.
This particular book has 16 Chapters with accompanying mini-books plus a vocabulary mini-book full of terms to learn throughout the story.
What age is this unit recommended 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.
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, or skip them all together. It’s totally up to you!
The reports include:
- Story Facts (Setting, Main Plot, Main Characters)
- Protagonist vs. Antagonist
- Prediction Sheet
- My Book Report
- Book vs. Movie
- Storyboard timeline
Get your copy today and start learning with classic literature!
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
For more lapbook tutorials:
- Tri-Fold Lapbook Tutorial
- How To Lapbook Tutorials
- Not sure how to create the lapbook base? Click here to see a video tutorial on how to create the flip up pocket lapbook.
Of course you know I don’t ever release anything without a giveaway, so I’m giving away a FREE Pollyanna literature unit for one of you!
Quick question…how many literature studies would you do with a second grader in a year?