Students will be working in small groups using a variety of roles and assignments as they read through a selected novel. Novels used for this unit are classics with lexiles between 950 - 1200, but can be altered to fit any fictional novel.
Students participate in small group discussions on the readings and analyze the conflict and theme to come up with a similar topic/issue that is still relevant today. Student developed schedule outline, persuasive device mini-lesson, role worksheets and descriptors, and persuasive media outline and rubrics included. Final product is a multimedia webpage including a persuasive writing element.
This unit is for self-motivated students and was completed with 8th Grade Honors students, but could easily be adapted for 7th - 12th.
Most materials are editable.