This unit plan is focused on the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding and consists of sixty-nine pages, the components of which are detailed at the bottom of this description. The Suggested Unit Plan has day-by-day plans for eight weeks or twenty classes worth of activities.
The unit plan for Lord of the Flies literature circles is based on a student-centered reading activity that involves various roles assigned to each student on a weekly basis. The literature circle group workbook gives each of the roles (explained below) weekly activities with which to work.
The group provides students with an opportunity to control their own learning, to share thoughts concerns and work with others in a group setting.
Each group has their own workbook and there are various tasks, which various people are assigned to each week (their roles). The group will get together during class time to assemble all of the work as well as to complete the discussion element. Only the reading is to be completed outside of the classroom - everything else is scheduled to be worked on in class.
There are five (or six, as per teacher's discretion) roles on which students will work. The roles range from defining words, recording discussions, identifying and explaining literary terms, summarizing the chapters, illustrating scenes, to posing new questions to the group. The roles typically change weekly.
In addition to the student workbook, there are the following elements included in this unit plan:
Suggested Items for Marking
Suggested Day-by-Day Unit Plan
Schedule of Roles Chart
Literature Circle Group Package
Individual Response Example
Individual Response Topics - Chapters 1-2
Quiz - Chapters 3-4
Freud Activity Handout
Individual Response Topics - Chapters 3-4
Peer Evaluation of Group Work
Poetry Compare and Contrast
Integrating Quotes Handout
Inferring Traits Chart
Close Reading Activity
Individual Response Topics - Chapters 9-10
Quiz - Chapters 11-12
Final Project Options
Essay Outline Sheets
Unit Test Key