Age 8-10: Concept 2 - Force and Power: Unit 3

This unit can be used independently, but it is also designed to be used concurrently with the science and social studies Unit 3 Forces of Nature.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books at a 4th or 5th grade reading level
  • Able to write an organized paragraph
  • Usually used by children in fourth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: In the Middle of the Night
  • Lesson 2: Snatched
  • Lesson 3: The BFG
  • Lesson 4: Ears and Snozzcumbers
  • Lesson 5: Time with the BFG
  • Lesson 6: Catching People and Dreams
  • Lesson 7: A Nightmare for Fleshlumpeater
  • Lesson 8: A Dreamy Plan
  • Lesson 9: The Palace
  • Lesson 10: A Breakfast Fit for a Queen
  • Lesson 11: Fighting Giants
  • Lesson 12: Snozzcumbers
  • Final Project: Recipe for a Dream or Newspaper Report

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Analyze characters, including their traits, feelings, relationships, and changes. (Language Arts)
  • Compose three or more paragraphs with topic sentences; supporting details; appropriate, logical sequence; and sufficient elaboration. (Language Arts)
  • Consider main character's point of view. (Language Arts)
  • Demonstrate learning through productions and displays such as oral and written reports, murals, and dramatizations. (Language Arts)
  • Develop vocabulary by reading, listening to, and discussing familiar and challenging texts. (Language Arts)
  • Draw conclusions from information gathered. (Language Arts)
  • Draw conclusions, make generalizations, and gather support by referencing the text. (Language Arts)
  • Focus reflection on target elements by using descriptive words and phrases and sequencing events and ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Gain increasing knowledge of grammar. (Language Arts)
  • Generate and record ideas for writing. (Language Arts)
  • Identify (with assistance) the purpose, audience, and appropriate form for the oral or written task. (Language Arts)
  • Identify a story genre. (Language Arts)
  • Identify and apply rules of subject-verb agreement. (Language Arts)
  • Identify and discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts between texts. (Language Arts)
  • Identify and discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, concepts, and ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Identify the importance of the setting to a story's meaning. (Language Arts)
  • Identify the theme or author's message in a story. (Language Arts)
  • Increase vocabulary through word study. (Language Arts)
  • Interpret and use graphic sources of information. (Language Arts)
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions about characters. (Language Arts)
  • Participate in creative interpretations of text. (Language Arts)
  • Read and follow step-by-step directions. (Language Arts)
  • Read contemporary and classical works of fiction. (Language Arts)
  • Read fiction and nonfiction. (Language Arts)
  • Read from a variety of genres. (Language Arts)
  • Reference the text to support the theme of a story. (Language Arts)
  • Relate plot, setting, and characters to personal experiences and ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Respond to stories and poems in ways that reflect understanding and interpretation in discussion, in writing, and through movement, music, art, and drama. (Language Arts)
  • Respond to text by identifying areas for further study. (Language Arts)
  • Share written, visual, and oral products in a variety of ways. (Language Arts)
  • Take simple notes from relevant sources such as classroom guests, books, and media sources. (Language Arts)
  • Use compiled information and knowledge to raise additional, unanswered questions. (Language Arts)
  • Use correct capitalization and punctuation. (Language Arts)
  • Use multiple sources, including print such as an encyclopedia, technology, and experts, to locate information that addresses questions. (Language Arts)
  • Use oral and written language to present information in a sequenced, logical manner; share information and ideas; recount or narrate; and report information on a topic. (Language Arts)
  • Use oral or written language to recount or narrate. (Language Arts)
  • Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Use preliminary plans to compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic. (Language Arts)
  • Use prior knowledge to anticipate meaning and interpret texts. (Language Arts)
  • Use quotation marks correctly in writing. (Language Arts)
  • Use resources such as beginners' dictionaries, glossaries, and technology to determine word meanings and confirm pronunciations. (Language Arts)
  • Use text and own experiences to verify facts, concepts, and ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Use text to locate information for specific purposes. (Language Arts)
  • Use written language to share information and ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Write in different forms for different purposes and audiences. (Language Arts)
  • Write to discover, develop, and refine ideas. (Language Arts)
  • Write to record ideas and reflections. (Language Arts)
  • Recognize scientific principles being demonstrated in the environment. (Science)
  • Locate geographical places on a variety of different maps. (Social Studies)
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