Estimated Time Needed
5 - 7 days, 45 minutes per day
This unit is based on the fantasy story The Smallest Dragonboy by Anne McCaffery. Students fill in a conflicts chart, or tree map, to help them track internal and external conflicts within the story. They then use the chart, along with their responses to text-dependent questions and evidence from the story, to write an essay that answers the question: How does the main character’s determination and perseverance help him overcome challenges?
The unit is structured in the following way:
Before the lesson . . .
During the lesson . . .
Culminating Assignment and Additional tasks . . .
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