Thursday, September 7, 2017

Independent Reading and Launching New Perspectives Unit

CHILDHOOD is the theme of our first My Perspectives unit. The Essential Question: What are some of the challenges and triumphs of growing up? 
























Warm-Up: Independent Literacy Activities  Please enjoy about 15 minutes of "Independent Literacy" time. During this time you may quietly read from your library book, take an AR quiz, or read an article from Newsela. Happy reading! 

Unit Introduction: Childhood Today we are going to be a launching our New Perspectives unit on "Childhood." We will begin by thinking about what it means to grow up - both the challenges and triumphs. We will discuss what we look forward to in adulthood, as well as what we will miss about childhood. We will watch a few videos (including those featured below) to start answering the unit's essential question: What are some of the challenges and triumphs of growing up? 




Today we will also explore some of the texts we will be exploring during this unit, make some unit goals, and preview some of the unit's academic vocabulary.