Adventures in Reading
(5 Week Session)
World Cultures – Myths, Folktales & Animal Stories
Let’s go on adventure – a reading adventure! This course is a five-week unit designed to build confidence, proficiency and enjoyment in reading. Students will develop reading comprehension by analyzing story structure, remembering key vocabulary words, and practicing critical thinking skills. Student adventures include exploring a variety of myths, folktales and classic animal stories. Each lesson concludes with a review game such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire? or Jeopardy!
Reading comprehension is more than the ability to pronounce words or recognize grade level vocabulary. Being able to recognize important details, identify the main idea, and understand the author’s intent are lifelong skills. Students in this course will learn how determine sequence and author’s perspective while analyzing a diverse selection of short fiction.
What You Will Learn
- How to identify key details and make inferences
- The elements of plot structure
- How to summarize a story and identify theme
- Context clues and figurative language
- The differences in point of view and genres
- Sessions 5
- Class Size 4 - 8
- Duration 50 Mins/Session
- Age Group 8 - 12
- Location Zoom
- Skills Reading Comprehension
Lesson 1: Adventures with Aladdin
Topic: Key Details and Inferences in the Aladdin folktale
Lesson 2: Money, Midas and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Topic: Plot, Summary and Theme in Greek myths and folktales
Lesson 3: No Big Deal! Small Characters Who Make a Big Difference
Topic: Character, Plot and Theme in Greek myths and folktales
Lesson 4: Jungle Discovery
Topic: Context Clues and Figurative Language in The Jungle Book
Lesson 5: Jungle Book Jeopardy!
Topic: Point of View and Review of Lessons 1-4