This is one week's worth of in-depth lesson planning. These lesson plans address Grades 9-10 ELA Common Core standards in ways that promote critical thinking, investigative analysis, and text-to-life meaning. This bundle deal includes heaps of original activities, quizzes, tests, reviews, and projects that students will remember for a lifetime.
Text-to-world connections are at the forefront of these truly meaningful, educational, life-long lessons. One activity includes a debate around whether the Goo Goo Dolls' famous hit "Iris" more closely resembles Victor or his creation. This music video fits the novel like a glove, and the amount of critical thinking that comes out of that is astounding. Overall, these plans are a small taste of the complete recipe that resulted in remarkable improvement in my class throughout the year, and I encourage others to explore the ideas in them for the sake of preparing our students for the world ahead.