Thirteen Reasons Why (or 13 Reasons Why) by Jay Asher⚡
This award-winning novel is a provocative “rite-of-passage” and “loss of innocence” book perfect for both reluctant and advanced readers. This comprehensive unit bundle includes 168 pages and 4-6 weeks of scaffolded and student-tested activities and materials.
Each bundle component includes a Common Core guide.
13 REASONS WHY CONTENTS
✅ Comprehensive Instructional Guide
The instructional guide provides essential questions, overarching skills, overarching themes, and assured experiences along with a possible lesson sequence that includes timing and implementation tips.
✔ Analytical Notes Strategy
Analytical Notes can help your students take better notes by providing a simple system for recording notes. Additionally, they help students “think” about what they have read.
✔ Annotation Organizer: Active Reading Strategy
The Annotation Organizer: Active Reading Strategy supports close and active reading. Students use questions to guide the annotation process.
✔ Body Biography: Creative Summative Assessment
The 13 Reasons Why Body Biography is powerful project that guides students through creating a visual and written portrait illustrating several aspects of a character's life within a literary work.
✔ Character Analysis Organizer
The Character Analysis Organizer is a specialized graphic organizer that guides students to identify direct evidence from the text related to characterization, symbolism, and conflict for each main character in Thirteen Reasons Why.
✔ Quick Picture Strategy for Poetry
The Quick Picture Strategy is a powerful method for stimulating recall and promoting critical thinking. After reading and annotating Jay Asher’s poem “Soul Alone,” students generate quick images of ideas supporting a teacher-generated “area of focus.” The images the students produce help them make and reinforce connections with the text.
✔ Keyword Strategy for Comprehension
The Keyword Strategy is a simple step-by-step annotation method to help students maximize their reading comprehension and proficiency. Thirteen Reasons Why has provocative topics and this strategy helps students process their thoughts.
✔ Interim Assessments
Using the Interim Assessment, students gain a heightened recall and appreciation of the story, as well as increased insights into relationships between character behaviors and actions within the plot.
✔ Nonfiction Articles
These articles allow students to connect events from 13 Reasons Why with related nonfiction topics. The articles are embedded in our Side-by-Side Annotation Organizer and use the Keyword Strategy for increased comprehension.
✔ Short Essay Test Response Strategy Using Analytical Notes
This is a four-step method, with a detailed instructional guide, for writing short answer responses to test questions.
✔ Vocabulary Guide
Student worksheet containing twenty-two vocabulary words from the novel. Each word includes a direct quote from the novel with citation. Students use context to determine word meaning and generate their own illustrative sentences using the vocabulary words. (Good practice for the New SAT.)
✔ BONUS Comparative Short Stories
short stories from our Short Story Collection to use for comparative analysis.
“The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen - Displays the perils of indifference and the bystander effect.
“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Ernest Hemingway - Depicts the struggle of dealing with despair.
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Thirteen Reasons Why materials are Common Core Aligned.