"Juniper Berry" is a great book with a great story. I have created a product that is original, creative, and engaging and requires students to practice figurative language, parts of speech, themes, dramatic plot, vocabulary, thinking maps, critical thinking skills, discussion/communication skills, and so much more. Included in this packet is everything you need to teach "Juniper Berry", as well as other materials that will help students practice other important skills. Besides printing the materials and doing some minor cutting to the included Figurative Language task cards, no other preparation is needed!
Suggestion of implementation pages are included for each section of the unit where I give my opinion on how to implement that particular section in the classroom. This is a suggestion, however, as what works for you may be different from what worked for me. Each classroom is different!
I took a lot of time in developing this unit to include materials for higher level students, middle level students, and lower level students. There are many options when giving a particular assignment as I have included a lot of DIFFERENTIATION! When you look at the preview, it will reference A, B, & C materials. These letters simply refer to the level of your particular students: A (AIG/Higher Level) B (Middle Level) C (Lower Level)
•Daily Checklist to help students keep track of what they need to be doing daily
• A character chart where students add important characteristics of characters as they read (comes with answer key)
• Chapter Questions for each chapter (comes with answer key)
• Vocabulary Chart where students find specific words throughout the text, copy the sentence, and write a synonym in place of the vocabulary word (helps with context clues) (comes with answer key)
• Vocabulary list with definitions
• Vocabulary list without definitions
• Vocabulary Quizzes A & B (comes with answer keys)
• Daily Reading Journal Template
• Novel Mini Projects List which gives students choice of mini project per a set number of chapters.
• Two Test Study Guides
• Tests A, B, & C (comes with answer keys)
• Novel Projects Lists A, B, & C where students complete various projects that add up to a certain number of points. Gives students choice of projects that interest them.
• Figurative Language Definitions to help students learn or remember the different types
• Figurative Language worksheets A, B, & C (comes with answer keys). Depending on what level, students may have to go in the text on a certain page and find a specific example of a type of figurative language, or they may have to read a specific example given to them and decide what type of figurative language is. For C, hints are underlined in the example to help them choose the correct type of figurative language.
• Figurative Language Task Cards B & C. These task cards have the same examples found on the worksheets, but is a great hands on activity to help students review in a fun way. They read an example and place it under the correct type of figurative language. C Task Cards have hints that are underlined to help them choose. Task Cards come in an array of colors for easy grouping.
• Dramatic Plot A, B, & C where students plot the story on the given chart. For A, students must write examples from the text they find themselves and include page numbers. For B, students may summarize events. For C, students must match the event with the dramatic plot type. (comes with answer keys)
• A bubble map where students must write adjectives about a character in the novel
• A double bubble map where students must compare/contrast two characters in the novel
• A Tree Map A, B, & C where students will discover the reoccurring themes in the novel. For A, students must come up with the themes and examples by themselves. For B, students are given the three themes, and must come up with specific examples. For C, students are given the three themes and one example for each and must find the remaining examples.
• A Cause & Effect Chart A, B, & C where students will write the causes and effects for a particular event in the novel. For A, the students come up with the major event themselves and must write three causes & three effects. For B, an event is chosen for them and they must write three causes & three effects. For C, an event is chosen for them and an example of a cause and an example of an effect for that event is given
• Group Discussion Checklist that goes over expectations during classroom or group discussion. It is also the rubric you or your students will use to grade the participants of the discussion.
• Discussion Topics which consists of a list of three discussion questions that you can assign students or students can pick to discuss
• Three Discussion Question Response Sheets that allow students to write their responses to one of the three questions instead of using their own paper
• Four Journal Response Sheets that allow students to write their responses to one of the four assigned journal questions. Also included are slides depicting the journal question that can be displayed on the board
• Fun worksheet where students must pick out nouns among adjectives and verbs
• Fun worksheet where students must navigate through a maze to help Juniper & Giles escape Skeksyl's underworld
• Fun activity where students must create a monster themselves, draw a picture, and answer specific questions regarding their created monster
• Fun I Spy worksheet where students must find particular items hidden among a bunch of other images
• Fun Draw A Scene worksheet where students pick their favorite scene from the novel or a particular chapter and draw it in detail
You can also look at the preview to see a detailed table of contents.
I put a lot of work into this unit, and have included everything you need to make teaching this novel a success. If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to message me before purchasing. Otherwise, enjoy!
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