Off to Adventure!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

This Off to Adventure!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1) unit also includes:

Off to Adventure! is the theme of an English language arts unit comprised of a variety of challenge activities. Scholars enhance skills and reinforce concepts by taking part in a grand book discussion, giving an oral report, and writing friendly letters, plays, paragraphs, and stories.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Visit the library for a collection of adventure stories for learners to browse when time permits—or download stories onto mobile learning devices
  • If the storybook, Mulan, isn't available, watch the animated version to inspire play ideas 
  • Conduct the diary lesson early and continue writing entries throughout the remaining lessons
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires multiple copies and a variety of materials depending on the activities you choose to implement  
  • The unit is the first of three in a themed series created by Houghton Mifflin to accompany their English language arts curriculum
  • Certain required curriculum materials are not included; however, the general plan can be modified to follow most adventure stories
Pros

  • Offers tips for English language learners
  • Provides additional work for early finishers 
  • Lesson plan details each activity thoroughly
Cons

  • None