Lesson Plan

Exploring the Features of a Book Series

Students will engage their analytical skills and literacy skills as they compare books within a series. The central activity in this lesson will have students identifying, comparing, and contrasting the shared features of books in a series.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the features that all books in a series share.

Students will be able to compare and contrast the main features of books in a series: genre, location, time period and problem.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
Using a Chart to Compare Books in a Series
  • Ask students to share their favorite book series and why they like it. If you have some dramatic students they could do an impromptu commercial for the series.
  • Beginning:

    • Provide an example of a book series for students before beginning the brainstorm.
    • Pre-teach the word "series" using a Frayer Model.
  • Intermediate:

    • Allow students to talk to a peer in L1 or L2 before engaging in a whole class discussion.
    • Provide a sentence frame to support the discussion (e.g., "An example of a book series is ________. I liked it because ________.").