The Midwife's Apprentice Unit Lesson Ideas presented in this planning handout are a great way to lead into the text, go through the text, and go beyond the text. It is set up as a WORD document, so you can alter, delete, or add anything to the lesson idea bank.
These lesson ideas address more than one of the California Content Standards. However, the California content standard directly addressed by these lesson ideas is the 7th grade ELA Reading Standard 3.3, Literary Response and Analysis: Analyze characterization as delineated through a character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; the narrator's description; and the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters.
The various texts & other resources connected to these lesson ideas are as follows: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman; The Language of Literature (LOL) Anthology, The Interactive Reader (IR), California Standards Manager (McDougal Littell); Write for Insight by William Strong; McDougal-Littell handouts (attached); McDougal Littell handouts/worksheets as PDFs on Teacher's Edition CDs; website for "Character Trading Cards" ; "Character Grid" by A. Pakradouni (see other Midwife's Apprentice items for sale on TeachersPayTeachers).
The items in this idea bank are not in any specific order, and are certainly not a recipe for your teaching. They are, however, lesson ideas to inspire and support you in teaching the above standard, using the McDougal Littell text, The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman, and Write for Insight by William Strong.
Midwife's Apprentice Unit Connections to McDougal Littell Text
by Aghavni Pakradouni
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