The Paperboy by Vince Vawter takes place in Memphis in 1959. The main character is a stutterer and spends the summer before 7th grade working his friend's paper route. The story follows him through the summer as he deals with his stutter, a bully, racism, a shocking family secret, and more. A wonderfully written, exciting and touching book. A perfect read aloud!
This Novel Study is a complete Unit Plan for The Paperboy.
Each daily lesson is laid out in the same format to allow for easy reading and consistency.
Unit plan includes:
-11 Lesson plans aligned to CCSS.
-Student self-assessment rubric for journal work.
-Teacher assessment rubric for journal work.
-End of the unit project ideas
-End of the unit project rubrics
-2 Social Studies extension lessons
-Suggested reading list for Social Studies
-Additional extension worksheets for character development, can also be used with other books!
Lessons can be done daily, spread out every few days or even
used once a week. Each lesson takes approximately one hour,
and is perfect for meeting Reading/ELA standards.
Pages listed on each lesson can be either read aloud to the
class or students can read on their own.
In addition to following each lesson plan, teachers can ask
students to take home spelling/vocabulary worksheets, or
have them complete the worksheets in class.
Teachers may choose how often to have students assess their
own work in their student journals using the provided self
Each lesson includes:
-Outline with suggested/approximate timing or
-Details on any preparation needed prior to the
-Pages numbers for read aloud.
-Idea for whole class activity or discussion
-Discussion questions for partner work or small groups.
-Individual student journal prompts/projects.
-Printable sheet with the CCSS for the lesson, partner discussion
questions and individual student journal prompt.
-Examples of student journal work when applicable.
-List of ten spelling/vocabulary words with three different
ways to practice spelling the words from the lesson.
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