House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit

House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
House of Stairs Interdisciplinary Unit
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(182 KB|14 pages)
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Looking for something engaging and challenging for you gifted middle school students? Delve into William Sleator’s sci-fi novel, House of Stairs. Explore how science mirrors reality with your students. This interdisciplinary unit focuses on character change, theme and human psychology. Links to paired nonfiction text are utilized for further study of classical and operant conditioning. Enrichment activity incorporates scientific method. Essential questions encourage students to think deeply about the text and the world around them. Assessments include Socratic Seminar and collaborative project.
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Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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