This mini-unit focuses on childhood experiences and environments, and the effect that they have on later life. This robust, engaging, close-reading focused unit features leveled readings, close reading activities with annotation tasks, entrance/exit slips, homework assignments, discussion prompts and activities, reciprocal teaching activities and presentation, and Cornell Notes activities.
***Leveled Informational Readings (3) for beginning, proficient, and advanced readers (Word format)
***Leveled Writing/Discussion Prompts (editable - Word format)
***5-page mini-unit plan (editable - Word format) w/detailed teacher and student directives
***Graphic Organizer: Cornell Notes (editable - Word Format)
This mini-unit can be taught on its own, or with texts that focus on childhood/growing up, such as The Glass Castle, The Color of Water, Angela's Ashes, The Outsiders, short stories, etc.
Help students engage with nonfiction text on a much deeper level, through Close Reading, Annotation, Reflection, Discussion, Creation, Note-taking, and Teaching.
FOR A FULL UNIT TO TEACH THE GLASS CASTLE, including all of these activities, please visit my store and click on: The Glass Castle Memoir/Nonfiction Unit - High School English - Common Core