Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: Unit Bundle
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie⚡

Sherman Alexie's National-Book-Award-winning novel, is a powerful and provocative rite-of-passage novel perfect for every type of high school student! This comprehensive unit bundle includes 172 pages and 4-6 weeks of scaffolded and student-tested activities and materials.

Each bundle component now has a Common Core guide.


CONTENTS
✅ NEW 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.

Allusions, References, and Non-Fiction Connections

This packet provides a detailed description of 18 non-fiction references from throughout the novel. Each reference offers context and depth to the text and cultivates connections between the characters and historical figures, items, locations, and events.

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 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 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Grammar Matters: Comma Rules!!

This grammar lesson focuses on the use of commas with coordinating conjunctions, parenthetical information, and introductory phrases, and incudes practice exercises for students.

Quick Picture Strategy for Poetry

The Quick Picture Strategy is a powerful method for stimulating recall and promoting critical thinking. After reading and annotating Sherman Alexie’s poem “Evolution,” 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 with Non-Fiction Connections

The Keyword Strategy is a simple step-by-step annotation method to help students maximize their reading comprehension and proficiency.

Non-Fiction Articles

These articles, some by Sherman Alexie and others related by novel topics, allow students to connect events from the novel with related non-fiction topics. The articles are embedded in our Side-by-Side Annotation Organizer, and use the Keyword Strategy for increased comprehension.

Picture Analysis Mini Lesson

This mini lesson is based on the Quick Picture analytical sentence starters and has students analyze an illustration from the novel. A modifiable version is included that allows you to select your own illustration from the novel for your students to analyze.

Quizzes - Vocabulary, Analysis, and Grammar

Two quizzes testing three other The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian bundle components: Vocabulary and Etymology, Grammar Matters: Comma Rules, and the Quick Picture Analysis method.

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 and Etymology

Student worksheet containing sixteen vocabulary words from the novel. Each word includes etymology and 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.)

FREE BONUSES

BONUS Comparative Short Stories

Two FREE short stories from our Short Story Collection to use for comparative analysis.

     “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry - Can be analyzed for its prejudicial
     propagation of Native American stereotypes, a common theme in Sherman Alexie's
     provocative and award-winning novel.

     “Marigolds: by Eugenia Collier - addresses poverty's impact on family and a tragic loss of
     innocence


Individual Components

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian materials are Common Core Aligned.
Total Pages
172 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 months
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