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I Am The Messenger Unit Plan

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When I first read this novel, it was because a colleague mentioned that her students loved it, so I thought that I'd try it with my seniors. They fell in love with it, and so did I. Markus Zusak's message resonated with all of us and has with all of my classes since the first one gobbled it up. Zusak's ability to make word pictures is incredible. The world he presents could be any place inhabited by teenagers who question who they are and what their lives mean: to themselves and to those around them.

With Bloom's Taxonomy and the Common Core Standards supporting me, I created a product that will address any issue that teachers might encounter. Zusak wanted Ed to Pay it Forward. With this unit, I hope to do the same for you, my colleagues.
When you use it with your students you will all reap the rewards of a motivated, energized and thinking-inspired classroom.

This 78-page unit includes handouts for many elements of literature, study questions, writing topics, projects (for those who are technology savvy and those who show their creativity in other ways), class presentations, evaluations ,games and answer keys. An I Am The Messenger PowerPoint that coordinates with this unit is also sold on my seller's page.

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Total Pages
78
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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On  February 16, 2014,  Misty B. said:
Excellent unit plan. Thanks!
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On  June 12, 2013,  April S. said:
Nice resource
On  July 9, 2013Connie answered:
Oh, do enjoy this novel. Markus Zusak creates such amazing word pictures!
Happy teaching,
Connie
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On  March 10, 2013Glenn Murphie (TpT Seller) said:
Even though it would be a hassle for you, perhaps some answer keys with some of the other activities would be good. Eg, plotting along or themes, etc. But overall, a great unit.
On  March 10, 2013Connie answered:
Thank you for your purchase and for your suggestions. I will work on this for a few of the elements of literature and let buyers know when I upload the revised version. I hope that you found the rest of the answer keys in the last few pages of the plan.
Best,
Connie
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On  January 1, 2013,  Buyer said:
Great resource!
On  January 6, 2013Connie answered:
Thank you, and thank you for your purchase. I so love this book, and hope you and your students will, too. Oh, Zusak makes such marvelous word pictures.
Connie
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On  October 26, 2012,  Patricia S. said:
I would prefer to have specific questions on each page especially for reluctant learners
On  November 14, 2012Connie answered:
Thank you for your suggestion and for your purchase.
Best,
Connie
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On  October 22, 2012,  Buyer said:
Thanks for providing the websites that you used to create some of the activities. Those will be helpful in planning other lessons!
On  November 14, 2012Connie answered:
Thank you; when I know that websites are reliable I try to provide them. Thank you for your purchase.
Best,
Connie.
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On  September 22, 2012Barbara FuocoMcCooley (TpT Seller) said:
Well Done!
On  October 9, 2012Connie answered:
Oh, I just saw this. Thank you for your compliment and purchase.
Connie
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On  January 27, 2012,  Buyer said:
A great unit of work and very helpful for my planning. Thank you. :D
On  January 27, 2012Connie answered:
You are welcome. I LOVE Zusak's writing. I wrote a blog about his amazing way with words on my website http://teachitwrite.com/BlogFromMySideoftheDesk.php titled "Messages From Markus". Enjoy the book.
Connie
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On  February 20, 2014,  Buyer asked:
I purchased the Journalism unit, but I can't access the associated worksheets and forms. Where it says "Items Posted On:" that takes me to someone else's page. How do I get to those items?
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On  February 20, 2014Connie answered:
I'm so sorry for this issue but I am confused. Which product are you having an issue with here- the Journalism Unit or the I Am The Messenger unit? I just downloaded both of the Previews, and they were my product. Did you use this URL?http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Journalism-1-Whole-Course-Lessons-and-Worksheets-45173 and/or this one?
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-Am-The-Messenger-Unit-Plan-129926

I didn't try to buy the actual products, b/c I don't want to buy my work. I would suggest that you contact TpT- click on the Contact Us link at the bottom right of this-or any page on their site. Since I only have your screen name, if you want to send me your name, email and the date that you bought the product, I will see this information on my sales page, and I will be happy to send you a pdf for whichever product that you bought.

I am going to report this to TpT myself, because I surely do not want this problem to re-occur.

Let me know what you decide.
Best,
Connie
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On  October 22, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Is there an answer key for the test?
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On  October 22, 2012Connie answered:
First of all, thank you for buying this unit plan. It is one of my favorites. Enjoy.

The Answer Keys to the Crossword Puzzle and the Test are on page 82; the Answer Keys to the two Concentration Games are on page 83.
Connie
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On  October 11, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I can not save in my files. I would like to be able to print in color ... how does one do this.
I wanted to save and take it to Staples to be printed in color.
Is this possible?
heather
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On  October 11, 2012Connie answered:
Heather,
My original note is below, but here is a response I got from the TpT tech team:
Hi Connie,

Here's what I would tell her: A file is automatically saved to your computer upon download. There's no need to save it. The fact that you're opening it means you already have it saved.

Best,
Sally

I hope that these two responses help you out. Let me know if this file still doesn't work.
Connie

First of all, thank you for buying this product. I understand why you want it in color. Can you save it to a flash drive or a DVD? I am far, far from a techie-type person, so these are my only suggestions. When you say you can't Save in your files, do you mean on a school computer or your personal one? If you want to Download it at school, your tech person there could guide you. Another idea: Did you try contacting Paul under the Contact button on TpT? He or his tech people might have some suggestions. No one else has reported having a problem saving this file, and it is a good seller for me. Let me know if any of these ideas work. If they don't, contact me again and we can see what else we could do to make this work.
Best,
Connie
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On  October 11, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I can not save in my files. I would like to be able to print in color ... how does one do this.
I wanted to save and take it to Staples to be printed in color.
Is this possible?
heather
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On  October 11, 2012Connie answered:
Heather,
See above comment.
Connie
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