Novel studies can be dry and boring, or fun & engaging! Join me for the latter as we explore the world of unicorns while learning about character traits, context clues, plus vocabulary & comprehension questions–complete with a unicorn craft, making slime, and more!
Meets for 30 minutes, twice per week (1 hour per week total) for 4 weeks
“Ava is horrified when Clover, a baby unicorn, is stolen from his herd by the evil Sir Fitzroy. She comes up with a secret plan to rescue him, and, wearing a clever disguise, Ava bravely sets off into the night. But will she be able to teach Clover to fly in time to escape?”
In this class, we will explore fantasy writing and using our imaginations in a fun way. In our first class, we will discuss unicorn folklore and what we like about unicorns. Beginning in class 2 and ending in class 6, we will read aloud, round-robin style, the book The Sky Unicorn. While reading, we will learn about context clues and put them in practice to predict what will happen next, and discuss character traits to help learners connect with the book. Each of these classes will be accompanied by a printable with a short set of comprehension questions, vocabulary, and an open-ended journal prompt. These will be completed during class, time permitting; otherwise, they will be assigned as homework. Two classes will have fun homework that is best completed outside of class: slime and coloring/painting a unicorn! Whether your learner is an independent reader, a struggling or new reader, new to novel studies or a seasoned vet, this class is a unique way to help kids learn to love reading.
Class 1: Unicorn folklore; Homework: make Unicorn slime (see how we did it here!)
Class 2: Chapters 1-2
Class 3: Chapters 3-4
Class 4: Chapters 5-6
Class 5: Chapters 7-8
Class 6: Chapters 9-10
Class 7: Book review; discussion of themes and character traits; Homework: color a unicorn
Class 8: Word search; “If I were a unicorn” short writing and drawing assignment
I will be screensharing my Kindle copy of The Sky Unicorn (The Secret Rescuers Book 2) by Paula Harrison (you can read more about this book here: http://a.co/5wG2Nqj) You do NOT need to purchase a copy of the book.
Meeting dates and times:
Mon Jun 4, 11am – 11:30am Eastern
Fri Jun 8, 11am – 11:30am Eastern
Mon Jun 11, 11am – 11:30am Eastern
Fri Jun 15, 11am – 11:30am Eastern
Mon Jun 18, 11am – 11:30am Eastern
Fri Jun 22, 11am – 11:30am Eastern
Mon Jun 25, 11am – 11:30am Eastern
Fri Jun 29, 11am – 11:30am Eastern