I taught this unit in a 12th grade class that consisted of former ESL students, and other struggling and reluctant learners, as well as a few students who did well in school. Up until this point, this class had never been trusted to read a book at home and be ready to discuss it in class. I let the students choose which book we would read from a short list, and the unit continued to be extremely student-centered.
This unit follows the Danielson framework in that students came up with the questions and topics that fueled our class and group discussions. It ended up being one of my favorite times as a teacher. The students did an amazing job with the unit!
This bundle includes 20 complete lesson plans for teaching Night. Mini lessons include discussions about how to write thoughtful discussion questions, accountable talk, making the most of group discussions, in addition to the content of Night itself. The lesson plans use the workshop model: There is a Learning Intention, a do now, mini lesson, and paired or group discussion, followed by a wrap. Each lesson also includes the Common Core Standards for the unit.
We used the following edition of the book:
Publisher: Hill and Wang; Revised edition (January 16, 2006)
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Also available are 2 vocabulary quizzes and final exam (with answer keys): Quizzes and Final