Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel

Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
Bleachers Literature Guide, Unit Plan, John Grisham's Football Novel
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In this 3-4 week novel unit plan for Bleachers, Grisham's captivating writing style along with the fast-paced plot and richly dynamic characters will captivate even your most reluctant readers.

Whether your students are football fans or not, boys or girls, this novel has something for everyone! Grisham has masterfully crafted a text that models writers' techniques so subtly and organically - making this text a beautiful choice as a modern, fictional exemplar.

Its narrative is one that certainly speaks to teens today, and this unit is the product of classroom experience and has been years in development.

This unit plan is designed to take your students through Bleachers in a way that the novel comes alive. Students study and dig into the text with the carefully crafted questions on the active reading guides, and you will be confident that key standards are being addressed. From the modern connections provided such as a Tweet for Me summarizing exercise to the informational text readings that bring in the medical and historically significant side of the novel, students will recognize the importance of this text as critical in their world. Several classic poetry pairings drive your students toward thinking about the novel's poignant themes in the characters' lives as well as their own. Various other interactive, hands-on, and creative activities will provide you with many ways to engage your students and have them take ownership of their own learning in this three to four week unit plan. All the basics are here, too: reading quizzes, grammar worksheets, journal prompts, vocabulary, final exam, and final project prompts. You can use it all or just use some. This unit in its entirety touches every CCSS writing standard, many literature and info text standards, digital media standards for speaking and listening, and several language standards. Each resource is matched with its standards throughout the pack.

No worries if you don't have a copies of this novel - I've included live links to the text- all for FREE! That's the perfect solution whether you are a paper school or Google Drive school!

Included:
Pre-reading PPT presentation
Vocabulary list, sentences, and quiz for every chapter
Active reading graphic organizers for every chapter
Pop reading quizzes
Figurative language worksheets for every chapter
Grammar workouts
Characterization worksheets
Close reading with paired ELA skill for every chapter
Role playing prompts
Four paired info text lessons (Heatstroke, true heroes, Brown v. Board court case, real injured athlete)
Three paired poetry lessons (“To an Athlete Dying Young”; “A Dream Deferred”; “The Guy in the Glass”)
Classroom posters
Interactive Plot Review Game
Final Exam
Short Research Project and Presentation
Essay Topic
Short Prompts for Each Chapter
Other Bonus activities
Great looking design

SEE THE PREVIEW FOR A GLIMPSE TO WHAT INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT PLAN'S 245 PAGES OF READY TO GO RESOURCES!

Interested in more of my literature units:
American Literature Full Curriculum
Soldier's Home
The Pedestrian
Trifles
Macbeth
Crucible
Beowulf
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Rose for Emily
To Build a Fire
Speak
Fahrenheit 451
Lord of the Flies

More Football and Sports Goodies:
Sports Coloring
Nonfiction Sports Hazing Info Text Article
Nonfiction Coaches Behavior Info Text Article, Included in the Bleachers Unit
Boys of Fall Poetry Lesson, Included in the Bleachers Unit
Super Bowl Commercial Analysis

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Total Pages
245 pages
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Teaching Duration
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