In Unit 3, students revise a scene of Peter Pan and then prepare a presentation explaining how and why they revised that scene. They begin the unit by analyzing a model revised scene from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. They then select a scene to revise from Peter Pan, using the reasons they wouldn’t recommend the text, generated in Unit 2, and determine why they want to revise their chosen scene. They then map out the original scene on a Narrative Planning graphic organizer and determine which parts of the scene can be revised without changing the outcome. Students then draft their revised scene before revising dialogue and description, possessives, word and phrase choice, and temporal words and phrases. For the mid-unit assessment, students revise a new scene from Peter Pan, following an already completed Narrative Planning graphic organizer.
In the second half of the unit, students prepare a presentation explaining how and why they chose to revise their scene. They prepare prompt cards for their presentation and practice the cards to present. Students also practice reading new excerpts of text aloud for fluency, in preparation for reading their revised scene aloud in the performance task presentation and in preparation for the end of unit assessment, during which they read a new text aloud for fluency. For the performance task, students perform their presentations for an audience.