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My Side of the Mountain is a novel study where we will join Sam as he explores the wild, makes some unexpected friends, and learns how to survive. Each day, you will read the assigned chapter(s) and enjoy a group discussion about what you learned. Over in your student books, you will fill out a chapter summary guide that reviews things such as the title of the chapter, your rating, characters, plot, focusing on the parts of a story. You will also learn about some important literary devices used throughout the book, such as personification, similes, onomatopoeia, and more! Your second page is a word study on one particular word from the chapter. You will be learning the definition and then relating it back to what you read in the story or your own life. If you are already familiar with the word you are given, choose another one from the chapter and look it up instead. In your final week, you will choose a unit project to reflect on the book, such as making a movie preview, designing your own cover, or writing an alternate ending.
As you read each chapter and complete each lesson, may you be drawn together by the love of reading. May you enjoy rich family time with deep discussions as you explore the wild unknown of the Catskill Mountains and the story of a boy who would prove to himself as well as the world that he could make it in the wild.
What's Included? You can purchase a leveled bundle with one student notebook of your choice and the Teacher's Guide, or the full family bundle that includes all levels with the Teacher's Guide. If you have more than one child you are buying for, it is more economical to get the full bundle to re-use in the future with your kids at older levels. All digital bundles come as an instant download in PDF format for you to print at home.
How long are units designed to last? Each unit is designed to be 4-5 weeks. Our main units and most of our mini units include 20 lessons and can be done as a 4-day school week (lasting 5 weeks) or a 5-day school week (lasting 4 weeks) to offer flexibility. You're in control! Set a schedule that works best for your family and your pace will dictate how quickly you complete any given unit.
Teacher's Guide: 98 pages
Pre-Reader: 98 pages
Early Reader: 56 pages
Early Elementary: 56 pages
Upper Elementary: 56 pages
Middle School: 56 pagesHigh School: 56 pages