Grandfather's Journey is an immigrant family’s story, through multiple generations, and the emotions and adventures that accompany such a trek. Students will study others in U.S. history who have been courageous risk takers and committed to a journey that would take them to new places. Without having to stamp passports, students will get to travel to far away places. Their hearts and minds will be like an open highway as they read and write similes and as they study synonyms that go beyond the ordinary.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Simile Self-Portrait for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- A Place I’ve Been
- Word Match Game
- Family Portraits
- Vocabulary Acquisition
- Guided Discovery “Text-to-Self Connections”
- Thought Bubble
- Simile Self-Portrait
- Other Adventures
- Japanese Block Printing
- Writing About Family Portraits
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Journey, Astonished, Bewildered, Endless, Marveled, Longed, Surrounded, Exchanged, Homesickness, Simile, Explored
Note: This module is part of 2nd Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.