This product from Emily's Post resulted from a product request from a teacher for a novel study of James Dashner's The 13th Reality, Volume I: A Journal of Curious Letters. Although targeted for a 5th grade classroom, the resulting unit of study would be great for homeschooling, AVID instruction, literature circles, media literacy, or a middle school language arts classroom. All of the reading strategies used in this packet have been successfully used in the classroom.
The packet includes an overview, daily reader response questions for all 51 chapters, gradual release instruction for quoting directly from a text, a rubric for grading reader responses, a simile alert record log, an anticipation guide, a suggested lesson sequence and planning guide, a new word graphic organizer, a cumulative mulitple choice and short answer test, a test key, a test review sheet, a student test reflection sheet, a brain based project, a project rubric, and a critical reading bookmark.
This unit plan includes elements for reading, writing, speaking, and listening for ELA common core instruction. It has everything you need to cover 3-4 weeks of study, with connections to standards. The only materials you will need to purchase is a class set of the novel. Otherwise, everything you need is here in one resource!
James Dashner is the popular author of The Maze Runner that was made into a movie this past year. His books are interesting and engaging to students, and will turn your classroom into an exciting arena for discussion and exploration on the universal theme of choices.