Mystery – The Westing Game, 6.1
This is the first in a series of three designed for sixth grade. The book The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin, was selected for its complex structure. The book The Westing Game connects well to the other units in the C.I.A. series for sixth grade. Students will make inferences about how the American Dream influenced the economy and spirit of the American people and make connections across texts as they read Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley and Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. Click here to look inside!
The C.I.A. units of study authored by Sarah Collinge expose all students to longer, more complex texts in instructional read-aloud. Each unit teaches a new approach to reading chapter books that motivates readers. This approach is outlined in the acronym C.I.A., which stands for collect, interpret, and apply.
C.I.A. Unit of Study: Mystery – The Westing Game, 6.1 is the first unit in a series of three designed for sixth grade. Within this unit, you are provided with scripted lessons for instructional read-aloud that incorporate reading, writing, language, listening, and speaking standards. In addition, Sarah provides sample student work to use in guiding both your instruction and assessment.
When you utilize all three units in your classroom, you will be exposing students to a variety of genres and making reading, writing, and social studies connections across the school year. In addition, you will be explicitly teaching Common Core State Standards. You will be amazed at your students’ level of engagement as they master grade-level standards and read quality literature.