This 46 slide powerpoint is the perfect resource for teaching the novel, The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer. Complete with colorful photos and clip art, each slide is fully animated.
The powerpoint contents include: an author study, vocabulary definitions, essential questions, chapter illustrations, extensive chapter questions (over 50, divided by sections), setting, point of view, plot elements, character, theme, and recurring literary devices.
In addition, it includes five student assignments and activities on vocabulary, venn diagram character compare and contrast, end of novel discussion questions, novel topics discussion, and plot sequencing.
The powerpoint also includes slides that focus on various topics in the novel including: cloning, opium, arsenic, laudanum, plankton, chupacabra, cloning, opium farming, organ harvesting
To extend your novel unit, I have included a post-novel project guide for students with 12 completion choices. Among the choices are the following:
*With a partner, act out a scene from the novel.
*Write a letter to the author telling her your impressions of her novel.
*Make a family tree for El Patron's family.
*Write a theme song for The House of the Scorpion and perform or play it for the class.
*Create a powerpoint book report showing all the plot elements in the novel.
*Create a game using the novel as a theme.
(in addtion to 6 more)
This powerpoint is thorough, colorful, interactive and engaging. It is the ultimate companion and guide to your novel unit.