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Become an Investi-Gator With the Agents of S.U.I.T. Book Club

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The Agents of S.U.I.T.S book club is here! Sharpen your comprehension strategies, learn how to identify the main idea, characters, the story's problem, and resolution, and have fun with "Investigator" activities and games!

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US Grade 2 - 5
Intermediate Level
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
8 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Getting to Know You and the Agents of S.U.I.T.
We will spend some time getting to know the format of the book, author, artist, cartoonist and illustrator. We'll also read pages 1-19 together in class. Begin together the Story Map. Homework: Read Chapters 1 and 2 and add to Story Map. Write down any tricky words. Bonus Activity: Catch-Crackerdile Maze.
Lesson 2
Off to a Great Investi-Gator Start
Discuss Chapters 1 & 2. Reread together and discuss. Homework: Read Chapters 3 & 4 and continue working on Story Map with more details. Write down any tricky words.
 Week 2
Lesson 3
The Plot Begins to Thicken
Discuss Chapters 3 & 4. Reread together and discuss. Homework: Read Chapters 5 & 6 and continue working on Story Map with more details. Write down any tricky words.
Lesson 4
Half-way There and the Excitement Builds
Discuss Chapters 5 & 6. Reread together and discuss. Homework: Read Chapters 7 & 8 and continue working on Story Map with more details. Write down any tricky words.
 Week 3
Lesson 5
Making Predictions and Possible Solutions
Discuss Chapters7 & 8. Reread together and discuss. Homework: Read Chapters 9 & 10 and continue adding to the Story Map with more details. Write down any tricky words. Bonus Activity: InvestiGators Word Search.
Lesson 6
The End Is Near - Or is It?
Discuss Chapters 9 & 10. Reread together and discuss. Homework: Read Chapters 11 & 12 and continue adding to the Story Map with more details. Write down any tricky words.
 Week 4
Lesson 7
We Made It - We're Agents of S.U.I.T. Readers!
Discuss Chapters 11 & 12. Reread together and discuss. As a class we will begin the Plot Path graphic organizer. Homework: Read Chapter 13. Continue to work on Plot Path.
Lesson 8
But Wait, There's More ...
Discuss Chapter 13 and reread together. Complete Plot Path together. Homework: Sign up for the next Book Club Session: Agents of S.U.I.T. Book #2.
Students will strengthen their comprehension skills, learn how to identify the main idea of a story, the setting, the protagonist, antagonist, the problem, and the solution of the story. And, be able to provide a brief summary of what they have read. 
I am a retired classroom teacher and private tutor with a Master of Science degree in Language and Literacy with a Teacher of Reading specialty from Boston University. I am passionate about all aspects of literacy and helping students reach their potential as readers and therefore, life-long learners. 
Homework Offered
* Complete the required reading as assigned in class * Complete the homework assigned, i.e., Story Map, Character Map, Main Idea, etc., Chapter Summaries, Plot Path, etc. * Attend class prepared to discuss the reading assignments and homework * Opportunity to read out loud in class if students would like. Or, teacher will read out loud followed by discussion.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
* Reading comprehension * Understanding of new vocabulary * Understanding the different parts of a story * Plot summary
Grades Offered
We will begin with book #1 in the series. Each student should come to the first class with a copy of the book. 
A copy of Book #1 in the Agents of S.U.I.T. series.

https://investigatorsbooks.com/extras/

(from this link, print a copy of the Catch Crackerdile Maze and InvestiGators Word Search - both are optional activities). Please feel free to reach out with any questions. I look forward to seeing you in class!




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Hi - 
I'm super excited to join the Outschool team of teachers. I have a Master of Science in Language and Literacy with a specialty as a Teacher of Reading. I am a retired classroom teacher for 3rd and 4th grades and I was a private tutor for... 
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$42

weekly or $168 for 8 classes
2x per week, 4 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 7-10
1-6 learners per class

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