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Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle

Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
Looking for Alaska by John Green: Unit Bundle
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Looking for Alaska by John Green

New ➡ Added two comparative short stories⚡


Looking for Alaska, John Green's first novel, is a riveting and provocative rite-of-passage novel perfect for high school students! This comprehensive unit bundle includes 131 pages and 4-6 weeks of scaffolded and student-tested activities and materials.

Each bundle component now has a Common Core guide.

UNIT BUNDLE COMPONENTS

✅ NEW Comprehensive Instructional Guide

The instructional guide provides essential questions, overarching skills, overarching themes, and assured experiences along with a possible lesson sequence that includes timing and implementation tips.

Analytical Notes Strategy

Analytical Notes can help your students take better notes by providing a simple system for recording notes. Additionally, they help students “think” about what they have read.

Annotation Organizer: Active Reading Strategy

The Annotation Organizer: Active Reading Strategy supports close and active reading. Students use questions to guide the annotation process.

Body Biography: Creative Summative Assessment

The Body Biography for Looking for Alaska is powerful project that guides students through creating a visual and written portrait illustrating several aspects of a character's life within a literary work.

Character Analysis Organizer

The Character Analysis Organizer is a specialized graphic organizer that guides students to identify direct evidence from the text related to characterization, symbolism, and conflict for each main character.

Famous Last Words: Allusions, References, and Non-Fiction Connections

This "Famous Last Words" packet provides a detailed description of 22 non-fiction references found in Looking for Alaska. Each "famous last words" reference offers context and depth to the text and cultivates connections between the characters and historical figures.

Journey through the Labyrinth-Prezi

Link to a Prezi presentation that takes students on a visual trip through the "labyrinth."

Quick Picture Strategy for Poetry

The bundle includes following three poems referenced in the novel.

     • "As I Walked Out One Evening" by W. H. Auden
     • "Not So Far as the Forest" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
     • "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost

The Quick Picture Strategy is a powerful method for stimulating recall and promoting critical thinking. After reading and annotating a poem, students generate quick images of ideas supporting a teacher-generated “area of focus.” The images the students produce help them make and reinforce connections with the text.

Short Essay Test Response Strategy Using Analytical Notes

This is a four-step method, with a detailed instructional guide, for writing short answer responses to test questions.

Comprehensive Vocabulary Guide

This is a student worksheet containing thirty-five vocabulary words from the novel. Information on each word includes a direct quote from the novel with citation. Students use context to determine word meaning and generate their own illustrative sentences using the vocabulary words. (Good practice for the New SAT.)

BONUS Comparative Short Stories

Two FREE short stories from our Short Story Collection to use for comparative analysis.

     “A & P” by John Updike - depicts brewing conflict between youth and adult culture.

     “The Revolt of Mother" by Mary E. Wilkins - challenges the traditional role of women in
      society.


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Looking for Alaska materials are Common Core aligned.
Total Pages
131 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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