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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 5th Grade Unit

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Genre
Fantasy
Concepts Taught
Cause and Effect, Character, Genre, Plot, Setting, Theme

Lessons

Genre Lesson Fantasy Identify the fantastical elements in a work of fantasy fiction.
Lesson 1 The Language of Setting Examine descriptive language used to give a setting emotional impact.
Lesson 2 The Effects of Character Decisions Explain the effects of a character’s decision on the plot.
Lesson 3 Analyzing Plot Conflict Analyze a Character vs. Character plot conflict.
Lesson 4 Deciding Theme Explain the theme of a story by analyzing the effects of a character’s decision.

Build Background Knowledge

Build background knowledge for this unit by introducing your students to the backdrop of the story—World War II. WWII was a war that took place over 60 years ago, from 1939-1945. It was called a "war on two fronts" because there was fighting in Europe and fighting in Asia. There were two sides to the war: the Axis and the Allies. The Axis countries included Japan, Italy, and Germany. The Allies included Great Britain, France, the Soviets (Russia), and the U.S. The war started when Hitler, leader of Germany, decided to invade Poland. Hitler wanted to control Europe. Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan are children who were evacuated, or forced to leave, their homes in Great Britain during the war. In September of 1939, many children left major cities that were under the threat of attack from German bombers. The evacuation efforts were called Operation Pied Piper and it was the largest evacuation of people in the country's history. Nearly 3 million people were put on a train and sent to the countryside. Who accompanied the children to the countryside? Teachers, of course! 100,000 teachers escorted children to temporary homes in the country.

Pacing Guide

Pacing Guide for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Day 1

Introduce The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Student Packet

Genre Lesson (I) and (We)

Day 2

Read Chapters 1 – 4

Genre Lesson-(continued) (You)

Complete the Independent Practice for the Genre Lesson and Worksheets for Chapters 1-4 in the Student Packet

Day 3

Begin Lesson 1

Day 4

Lesson 1 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 1 in the Student Packet

Day 5

Begin Reading Chapters 5 – 9

Begin the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 5 – 9

Day 6

Finish Reading Chapters 5 – 9

Complete the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 5 – 9

Day 7

Begin Lesson 2

Day 8

Lesson 2 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 2 in the Student Packet

Day 9

Begin Reading Chapters 10 – 13

Begin the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters10 – 13

Day 10

Finish Reading Chapters 10 – 13

Complete the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 10 – 13

Day 11

Begin Lesson 3

Day 12

Lesson 3 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 3 in the Student Packet

Day 13

Begin Reading Chapters 14 – 17

Begin the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 14 – 17

Day 14

Finish Reading Chapters 14 – 17

Complete the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 14 – 17

Day 15

Begin Lesson 4

Day 16

Lesson 4 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 4 in the Student Packet

Day 17

Review for Unit Assessment

Day 18

Unit Assessment

 

 

User Comments

Any chance of seeing maybe "The Hobbit" or "Wonder" as Novel Studies? =)
On the Analysis page, the concepts are depicted by a letter(s). Is there a place where these letters are decoded ? I can guess what some are, however I am not sure what some others represent. Thanks so much for your help.
You can see the list of abbreviations here: http://www.readworks.org/lessons/skill-strategy-definitions
I've been using the book units for 5th grade and they are wonderful! The students are getting so much out of it. I was wondering if you were considering creating these types of units for third and fourth grade. We have students and various levels and thought this would be very helpful.
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