This is a complete novel unit for Ally Condie's Matched. Since best-selling young adult novels like "The Hunger Games" have become so popular in the classroom, I thought I'd offer a comprehensive lesson unit for Condie's "Matched."
The unit includes everything a teacher will need to guide students through the novel: chapter quizzes, reading worksheets, vocabulary practice puzzles, vocabulary tests, quick-write prompts, character activities, poetry and art analysis activities, a concluding essay, and a final exam. You may find that you skip some activities, alter some activities, and change the order of delivery year by year-based on your scheduling, teaching style, and type of students. The entire document is a PDF.
Chapter worksheets: There are eleven reading worksheets for Matched. Each worksheet is two-to-three pages in length, covers a spectrum of three chapters (one of them covers two longer chapters), and includes a section of easy, comprehension-level questions and then a more thought-provoking set of analysis questions, as well as a vocabulary list that corresponds to one of the pre-formatted vocabulary tests and vocabulary practice crossword puzzles. The analysis questions will, for the most part, require some time, some thought, and some short, essay-style answers. These worksheets make for great homework assignments, great in-class group assignments, great individual class-time assignments, great pre-discussion assignments, or great independent-study assignments. There are also eleven answer keys for the worksheets.
The Teachers guide and Worksheet answer keys can also be used as verbal quizzes and class discussion guides. If you don't wish to print out copies of all worksheets, just use the answer keys as teacher guides to hold class discussions and to give brief verbal quizzes on the reading assignments. The Teacher's guides include answers to all the questions on the student worksheets, as well as a summary of the events in the chapters covered. There are many ways to use the prompts on the worksheet answer keys.
â€¢ You can assign reading as homework, and use the Teacher's Guide to verbally quiz students and hold class discussions.
â€¢ You can use them to guide you, the instructor, through the novel if you are using the novel as an independent study course.
â€¢ You can use them to guide you, the instructor, through the novel if you are using the novel as a homeschool course.
â€¢ You can use them as an answer key for grading the student worksheets.
Writing and Essay assignments. There are several journal-type assignments included that pose thematic questions about the book for students to write about in an informal setting. In addition, there are two formal essay prompts in this unit, as well as a grading rubric.
This unit contains a 100-question final exam, formatted as multiple choice. The final includes factual questions about the entire novel, a matching section based on the book's characters, as well as a vocabulary section that draws from the preformatted vocabulary program in the unit. All vocabulary words on the final will have appeared in one of the ten vocabulary tests. All answers on the final can be written on a scantron A-E answer document-or on binder paper if you wish.
Assignment Sequence: the unit is yours and you may use the contents in any order you wish, but the logical progression would be as follows. Assign the pages for each worksheet and have the students complete the worksheet for those pages. Part of completing the worksheet is making and studying flashcards (and/or completing the vocabulary mastery activity sheet) for the assigned vocabulary. After two of the worksheets are complete, assign the vocabulary review crossword puzzle for that test. Then, deliver the test with the preformatted test document. Repeat this process for every two worksheets. After the first worksheet has been completed, assign the two character-assessment charts-these are to be completed as the student reads the book, and turned in upon the book's completion. There are approximately eleven short writing assignments and literary activities, and they can be assigned at any time; one can be assigned after every worksheet. Several of the activities can be used with, or in place of, the concluding process essay. After all worksheets and reading activities have been completed assign the concluding process essay, and while the essay is being composed, students can take the final exam.
Table of Contents
Reading Worksheets 4-25
Teacher Guides and Reading Worksheet Answer Keys 27-58
Vocabulary Mastery activity 59
Vocabulary Tests 61-70
Vocabulary Test Answer Keys 71-80
Vocabulary Practice Crossword Puzzles 81-86
Crossword Puzzle Answer Keys 87-89
Cassia Reyes Character Assessment & Plot Line Activity 90
Ky Markham Character Assessment & Plot Line Activity 92
Quick Writes and Journal-Writing Prompts 94-103
Letters from Cassia Activity 104-107
The Value of the Written Word 108-110
Art Analysis 111
Poetry Analysis 113
Figurative Language Activity 115
Figurative Language Activity -Answer Key 117
Process Essay Prompts 119
Process Essay Rubric 120
Final Exam 121-128
Final Exam Answer Key 129