Ready Gen Unit 3A: Curiosity
During this Unit in Ready Gen, students are exploring the idea of Curiosity. The exploration of the anchor text, George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy & Stephen Hawking, students are invited to take a look into the genre of Science Fiction. As they engage in the text, students will continue to explore the techniques writers use to convey the major theme of the unit through narrative writing. Students will continue the work of honing their skills to identify key elements of narrative texts such as the use of sensory details, figurative language, precise language and a clear sequence of events throughout the text.
Common Core Standards:
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.