Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Unit

My proposed Unit Title is The Wizard Of Oz. This is a SRA reading unit that is taught in my 7th grade resource class to meet the IEP goals of fluency, decoding, and comprehension. The following are the questions:

Curriculum-Framing Questions
Essential Question
Is there really no place like home?

Unit Questions
· Of all the stories, why has The Wizard of Oz stood the test of time and been so memorable to students?
· How would the Wizard of Oz change if a Dorothy never got back to Kansas?
· What would happen in a modern day Wizard of Oz story?
· What are good qualities of a home?

Content Questions
· What is alike and different from the movie to the book?
· How have reading fluency, comprehension, and decoding improved throughout the unit?
· In what ways are we building written expression through reading?

Thanks for all of your help. I am looking forward to creating a more exciting way to improve reading and writing skills with more technology!


  1. Anne,
    This sounds like a great unit of study. I like how you ask your students to apply the story to modern day. That will make the story line more meaningful to the students.

  2. I love the title of your unit. You have inspired me to think a little more creatively with mine.

  3. You seem to have some very good CFQs. It will be interesting to see what you can come up with for student projects.