In this unit, students continue the reading routines from Unit 1 to finish reading Peter Pan. At the same time, they read chapters of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, another story about Peter Pan written by J.M. Barrie, to compare and contrast the stories. Once they have finished Peter Pan, students recount the story and analyze it to identify the central message. For the mid-unit assessment, students closely read the final chapter of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens to compare it to Peter Pan and also to analyze it for the central message.
In the second half of the unit, students are guided through writing a book review of Peter Pan in which they state an opinion with reasons about whether they would recommend Peter Pan to a friend. For the end of unit assessment, students revise their book reviews for linking words and phrases and to correct spelling errors. They also participate in a text-based discussion in which they share their opinion of Peter Pan and listen to the opinions of others.