Readtopia Thematic Unit — Bodies that Work
The Readtopia® Team is creating some very powerful content and resources for special needs classrooms. Thousands of special educators now have access to the just-released thematic unit for middle and high school classrooms. The theme, Bodies that Work will introduce students with complex needs to biology concepts (like how hearts work), while close reading lessons will teach how archaeologists look for clues about how people lived long ago. Animals are always a favorite for students and teachers alike, and the reading component of Bodies that Work features Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees of Gombe graphic novels at six levels!
ELA / Literature Component—ELA graphic novel at Six levels
Jane Goodall and the Chimpanzees of Gombe comes complete with fascinating stories of the natural sciences legend, Jane Goodall. Students will learn how she drove to understand animals in their natural environments and her ongoing mission to save animals and our planet. She will tell students how they can help, too.
“Would you crawl through a jungle in Africa looking for wild animals? That’s what Jane Goodall did by herself when she was 26 years old. Lions and snakes would not stop her. She was looking for chimpanzees. She wanted to study them. Back then, no one knew very much about wild chimpanzees.
Every Readtopia Thematic Unit includes informational text at several levels covering multiple text types. Here students learn to identify a map (where Jane Goodall lived) and a chimpanzee.
Informational Text Types for Bodies that Work
- Article with a Sidebar
- Compare and Contrast
- Fantastic Facts
- Job Description
- Two Text Types
Content Area Topics for Bodies that Work
- Social Emotional – Job Description
- Study of the Heart
- Gorillas vs Chimpanzees
- Traits of Animals
- Environmental Preservation
Math Domains for Bodies that Work
- Expressions & Equations
- Statistics & Probability