Activities and Handouts for the Novel Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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Catalyst is a young adult by the same author as the novel Speak and it takes place in the same high school the following school year. Although the characters are different Melinda (the main character from Speak) makes a brief cameo. There are 40 pages in this unit.

Items included:

✤ Author Bio

✤ Study Guide Questions for the whole book

✤ Character Chart

✤ Articles to relate to the novel

✤ Poem to relate to the book

✤ Characterization Webs

✤ College Research Assignment

Speak Movie Assignment

✤ Assignment where students teach a lesson about the book

✤ Choice of 5 Projects and a Presentation Rubric

✤ 35 Question Test on Chapters 1-6 (Character Matching, Multiple Choice and Short Answer) with suggested answers

40 Question Unit Test (Character Matching, Multiple Choice, Fill-In, and Short Answer) with suggested answers

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Total Pages
46 pages
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Not Included
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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