Day 1...Begin by taking notes of RL5.4 and what good readers do when they come to a word that they don't know. Read the first 6 pages and model the strategy aloud of stopping and figuring out the meaning of words using context clues or a source.
Day 2...Review what was read the day before and model how to use the strategy of context clues by reading the words around text. Complete the organizers together and glue or tape into your book. Finish reading chapter 1.
Day 3...Review the context clues strategy and have the students work with a partner to complete one on their own and glue into their book.
Day 3...Continue taking more notes on RL5.4 for figurative language. Students color the shapes, cut them out, and attach them to their book. I had them tape it on the side so they could fold them over and write the definition underneath. Also write an example of the type of figurative language and discuss its meaning.