Challenger Deep COMPLETE UNIT PLAN (Reading Quizzes, Analysis Assignments, Test)

Challenger Deep COMPLETE UNIT PLAN (Reading Quizzes, Analysis Assignments, Test)
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This unit plan contains materials for teaching Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, a young adult novel that explores the experiences and recovery of a teenage boy with schizophrenia.

I have taught this novel a number of times with my 8th grade English class. I would recommend teaching this novel at this grade or older, but of course you have to know your class! The novel contains references to self-harm and suicide attempts, but these are neither glorified nor explicit. The novel is ultimately uplifting and positive, while remaining faithful to the true story upon which it is based. It's a lovely piece I highly recommend!

Unit plan contents:

  • Reading Comprehension Quizzes
  • Analysis Assignments( Parallel tracking, literary elements/figurative language, symbols and motifs)
  • Final Test Review
  • Final Test (Character matching, plot multiple choice, important quote analysis, literary elements short answer)

Please contact me anytime with questions or suggestions. Thank you for taking a look at my resources!

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By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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