When I first read this novel, it was because a colleague mentioned that her students loved it, so I thought that I'd try it with my seniors. They fell in love with it, and so did I. Markus Zusak's message resonated with all of us and has with all of my classes since the first one gobbled it up. Zusak's ability to make word pictures is incredible. The world he presents could be any place inhabited by teenagers who question who they are and what their lives mean: to themselves and to those around them.
With Bloom's Taxonomy and the Common Core Standards supporting me, I created a product that will address any issue that teachers might encounter. Zusak wanted Ed to Pay it Forward. With this unit, I hope to do the same for you, my colleagues.
When you use it with your students you will all reap the rewards of a motivated, energized and thinking-inspired classroom.
This 78-page unit includes handouts for many elements of literature, study questions, writing topics, projects - for those who are technology savvy and those who show their creativity in other ways, class presentations, evaluations ,games and answer keys. Here is the corresponding PowerPoint URL I Am The Messenger PowerPoint
The power of Martin Zusak's words will hook your students and you.
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EBook - "The House of Comprehension"
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