George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Resource Set

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George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer

Uncover the wartime decisions of both sides of the American Revolution. This high-interest non-fiction text breaks through the labels of right and wrong and encourages readers to use higher-order thinking skills to explore the perspectives of both King George and George Washington. Ideal for a Book Club focused on comparing and contrasting point of view, this book’s detailed illustrations and other features of non-fiction text support readers’ analysis of the decisions each George made before, and throughout the war.

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Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 4 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Comparing and Contrasting
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.3 RI.5.4 RI.5.5 RI.5.6 RI.5.7 RI.5.8 RI.5.9 SL.5.1a SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 SL.5.6 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Vocabulary: L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.5c L.5.6
  • Instructional Overview: 5.10A 5.10B 5.10C 5.10E  5.13A 5.13C 5.13E 5.13H 5.1A 5.6A 5.6B 5.6E 5.6F 5.6G 5.6H 5.6I 5.7A 5.7B 5.7C 5.7D 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G 5.8B  5.8C 5.8D 5.9D(i) 5.9D(ii)
  • Vocabulary: 5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F
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    George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for comparing and contrasting point of view, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host the George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Book Club.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RI.5.1 RI.5.10 RI.5.2 RI.5.3 RI.5.4 RI.5.5 RI.5.6 RI.5.7 RI.5.8 RI.5.9 SL.5.1a SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 SL.5.6 W.5.8 W.5.9
    TEKS Alignment:

    5.10A 5.10B 5.10C 5.10E  5.13A 5.13C 5.13E 5.13H 5.1A 5.6A 5.6B 5.6E 5.6F 5.6G 5.6H 5.6I 5.7A 5.7B 5.7C 5.7D 5.7E 5.7F 5.7G 5.8B  5.8C 5.8D 5.9D(i) 5.9D(ii)

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introduce Comparing and Contrasting Point of View

    Capture student attention with the display of an ambiguous image such as the old/young woman. Using this discussion, students will see that their own perspective impacts what they see. This concept is then applied to reading Rosalyn Schanzer's George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides where students will explore the pre-war and wartime perspectives of George Washington and King George.

    Meeting #2: Comparing and Contrasting Point of View

    During this George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Book Club meeting students will look at the Boston Tea Party from both the British and the American perspectives. Students will use a graphic organizer to track their thinking about the similarities and differences between the two sides.

    Meeting #3: Using Features of Nonfiction Text to Compare and Contrast Points of View

    Careful review of the features of non-fiction text included in George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer helps students to see the perspectives of both King George and George Washington. As students complete the graphic organizer, they will see that both sides had similar feelings about the other.

    Meeting #4: Reflecting on Comparing and Contrasting Point of View

    This final George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Book Club meeting provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their learning related to comparing and contrasting point of view. Discussion includes how the author's presentation of both sides of this war effected them as a reader. The culminating activity requires students to write from the perspective of each George.

    George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with comparing and contrasting point of view.

    George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides, it's helpful to review new vocabulary used in the story. Either download George vs. George: The American Revolution as seen from Both Sides Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.5c L.5.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    5.3A 5.3B 5.7E 5.7F

    George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Resource Set.

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