This fall I will be participating in the One Book, One Community project in our county. They have chosen the book Side-Yard Superhero: Life Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher by Rick Niece.
This is the first time I have been involved, and from what I’ve been told, there are really no rules….you do as much or as little as you would like.
I decided to use this book as my first novel for the year. I read it last spring when my assistant principal first asked me to participate. At first, I was dragging my feet. I just wasn’t sure. But by the end, (without giving anything away), I knew this would be a great book for my class.
So this summer I began to pull together resources for a unit. And….there is NOTHING online. Nothing. At. All. So I was forced to make my own unit. Click this link: Side-Yard Superhero UNIT plan for the entire unit.
What I am sharing here is a very rough draft; there are probably typos and incomplete parts (especially near the end), and this is all just a possible plan, as it may not go at all like I think it will.
However, I thought I would post what I do have done in case someone else out there is in the same position I was. Right now I feel like I am completely on my own with this.
And maybe….just maybe…someone out there will be willing to collaborate a little.
If that’s you, please leave a comment!!