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Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart 5th Grade Unit

Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart
Genre
Biography
Concepts Taught
Cause and Effect, Character, Classify and Categorize, Fact and Opinion, Genre, Point of View, Sequence, Voice

Lessons

Genre Lesson Biography/Autobiography Distinguish biography and autobiography using a story’s point of view.
Lesson 1 Author’s Opinion Infer an author’s unstated opinion about a subject using facts from the text.
Lesson 2 Retelling a Life Retell the events in the life of a main character.
Lesson 3 Events and Effects Explain the impact of a significant experience on a person’s life.
Lesson 4 Text Features Use a text feature to find and explain facts in a text.

Build Background Knowledge

Build background knowledge for this unit by introducing your students to the history of flight. Introduce Orville and Wilbur Wright—the Wright Brothers. Explain that as boys, they received a gift from their father that inspired them—a toy helicopter before a real helicopter existed. Flight in the 1800s was just a dream. The brothers became bicycle shop owners in Ohio and tried to design a flying device with wings that could lift it into the air. It stayed in the air using an engine and was controlled by a human being in the plane. They designed a mechanical glider aircraft that would launch from Kittyhawk, North Carolina in 1903. Share pictures of the first airplane with your class. Twenty years later, Amelia Earhart would take off on her first flight over Los Angeles.

Pacing Guide

Pacing Guide for Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart

Day 1

Begin Genre Lesson (through Guided Practice)

Begin Reading Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart,Chapters 1-3

Begin the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 1-3

Begin the Genre Lesson Independent Practice in the Student Packet

Day 2

Finish Reading Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart,Chapters 1-3

Complete the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 1-3

Complete the Genre Lesson Independent Practice 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 ReadingChapters 4-6

Begin the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 4-6

Day 6

Finish ReadingChapters 4-6

Complete the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 4-6

Day 7

Begin Lesson 2

Day 8

Lesson 2 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 2 in the Student Packet

Day 9

Begin ReadingChapters 7-10

Begin the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 7-10

Day 10

Finish ReadingChapters 7-10

Complete the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 7-10

Day 11

Begin Lesson 3

Day 12

Lesson 3 (continued)

Complete the Independent Practice for Lesson 3 in the Student Packet

Day 13

Begin ReadingChapters 11-13

Begin the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 11-13

Day 14

Finish ReadingChapters 11-13

Complete the Student Packet Worksheets for Chapters 11-13

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 the Unit Assessment

Day 18

Unit Assessment

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great book

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