hmm...I want to start a new reading unit....what do I want to focus on?
What are the standards I want to cover? How can I make the book fit into those standards? How should I design the unit....Do I have a theme? How long do I want it to last? What science, art, & social studies projects can I cover?
Search my files & the internet for premade lit units & vocab list., Ask other teachers what they have that might work with what I'm doing.
Drawing Board: Create template for storyboard, create storyboard packets, word list for Story Element Board, prewrite activity, etc....
Start the unit knowing that there will always be room to add & improve each year.
A few hours of prep creates a 3-5 week Literature Unit that the kids LOVE!!