In Your Dreams

The In Your Dreams unit is a series of inquiry-driven lessons designed to boost students’ sophistication as nonfiction readers. The culminating zine project requires students to integrate information from multiple sources, selecting details to support a central idea. Students will also gain vocabulary skills, including the use of word roots and affixes and an awareness of words’ connotations. Students will learn to “read like writers,” which requires thinking about the choices authors have made in terms of content, format, and word choice.