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: Historical Fiction – Esperanza Rising, 6.3 is the final 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.