This product-based unit introduces students to the author, Gary Paulsen. Students do intensive research in a small group setting to familiarize themselves with Gary's life, his jobs, his pets, and his books. Each student will choose any book written by this author to read and showcase. This is designed to be a two week unit.
Products include: Word Wall, Wall-sized Information Web, Book Summation Report, Book Quest Presentation, Theme-based model
All evaluation tools are included in the unit.
Many higher order thinking skills are incorporated into this unit: Research, Group Dynamics, Deductive/Inductive Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Brainstorming, Evaluation, Creative Thinking