Literature Circles for Middle School - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde {Digital & PDF}

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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26 core PDF pages; 26 Digital pages
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In this unit, students will work together to understand and enjoy The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Students will think about what they read, write responses to this novel in their discussion logs, and will discuss their ideas in small groups with other students. In this process, students will identify themes, analyze vocabulary, and recognize writing techniques. This unit provides the teacher with the organizational structure to form literature circles in a middle school classroom for any novel. Along with teacher directions for seven to nine fifty-five minute lessons, it includes the following:

•Sample Schedule (editable)

•Discussion Log Directions

•Additional Teacher Notes on Chapter One of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

•Discussion Log Rubric (editable)

•Literature Circle Discussion Guidelines

•Prompts to Help Move a Literature Circle Along

•Basic Structure of a Literature Circle Discussion

•Evaluation of Discussion Rubric (editable)

•Author Notes on Robert Louis Stevenson

•Historical Notes on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

•Teacher Guiding Questions on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for each scheduled Literature Circle Meeting

•Story Quilt Rubric for any novel (editable)

•Story Quilt Presentation Evaluation

•Book Test on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Multiple Choice & Essays with Rubric (editable)

Along with PDF copies, you will also be given access to links that will allow you to open the unit handouts, rubrics, and test in Google Slides. You can edit these as you like and share the files with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.


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Total Pages
26 core PDF pages; 26 Digital pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.


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