Love, Stargirl Teaching Unit

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This is a teaching unit for the novel Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. This unit contains ready-made, Common-Core-aligned handouts to accompany this book. The activities and lessons are based on the dates of Stargirl’s letters.
This unit could be used as an independent novel unit for your students to complete on their own or in small groups. If you should choose to do this, a reading requirement chart is provided to allow you to set up a schedule for the reading of the novel.

These handouts will require students to analyze the author’s craft and literary elements such as poetry elements, conflict, allusion, and irony. An informational text is even included for analysis. There are three tests, comprehension questions, as well as writing assignments (rubrics included) and post reading activities.

Take a look at the table of contents below to see the focus of each section. Everything is ready for you to teach, and the best part is that once you purchase this unit, you can reuse it every year!

Love, Stargirl ~ Table of Contents
January 1 – January 15 Irony; Stargirl’s Poem
January 16 – February 14 Realistic Dialogue; Discussion; Text
Interpretation; Fluency Practice
February 18 – March 6 Extended Metaphors
March10 – March 23 Idioms, Writing a Friendly Letter;
Fluency Practice
March 24 – April 1 Haiku
April 2 – May 26 Create a Classified Ad; Meet the Face
from the Dumpster
May 28 – June 16 Figurative Language
June 18 – July 18 Imagery; Discussion
Test 1 – January 1 – July 18
Answer Key 1 – January 1 – July 18
July 19 – August 3 Allusion; Oxymoron
To The Teacher: Reader’s Theater
August 3 Reader’s Theater
August 8 – August 21 Discussion; Writing a Friendly Letter
August 23 – August 24 Strong Verbs
August 25 – September 1 Poetry Elements Sept. 3 – Sept. 7 Non-Fiction Passage Analysis
Sept. 8 – Sept. 29 Mood
Test 2 – July 19 – Sept. 29
Answer Key 2 – July 19 – Sept. 29
October 5 – October 8 Perry Explains Why Stargirl is
Interesting
October 9 – October 18 Meet the New Employee
October 9 – October 18 Silent Passage Analysis
October 20 – November 1 Create a Comic Strip
November 5 – Nov.13 Flashback
November 15 – Nov. 24 Fluency Practice; Alliteration Review;
Symbolism
November 25 – Nov. 29 Writing Opportunity – An Essay
December 3 – Dec. 20 Conflict
December 23 – January 2 Theme
Discussion Questions
Literary Elements Scavenger Hunt
Character Analysis
Silent Passage Analysis Test 3 – October 5 – January 2
Answer Key 3 - October 5 – January 2


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Love, Stargirl Teaching Unit
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