George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Book Club Focused on Perspective

George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides Book Club Focused on Perspective

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.
  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 4 book club meetings focused on Perspective
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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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.
  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 4 book club meetings focused on Perspective
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with comparing and contrasting point of view.
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Book Title:
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides
Book Author:
Rosalyn Schanzer
Grade Level:
5
Genre(s):
Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
T
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Presidents' Day
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Vocabulary Connections: L.5.4a, L.5.5, L.5.6, L.5.5c
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