Attached is a guided notes lesson plan that introduces the novel, Monster, by Walter Dean Myers. This set of scaffolding notes goes along with my Power Point introductory lesson that includes the following:
Focus activities (one writing prompt, one discussion / anticipation guide activity), one vocabulary activity (10 terms from the novel), one screenplay terminology vocabulary activity (also 10 terms from the novel). Key literary terms and a review of the various types of characters (static, dynamic,flat, round) are covered. There is also a comprehensive review of the parts of plot, and of each of the FOUR THEMES prevalent in the novel, the setting, and point-of-view.