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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Complete Unit Plan

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This extensive, novel unit plan for Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is completely designed around the philosophy of developing close reading skills and text based responses which require supporting evidence for nearly every aspect of each chapter of the novel. The novel unit is completely original and has been keenly tuned to address a wide range of learners with varying reading comprehension skills. In short, this unit will help all students to look closely at Kesey’s craft and encourage them to write thoughtful, in depth responses and support their ideas with evidence from the text.

Overview of the Unit:
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
Bloom’s Taxonomy language used throughout
Each activity reinforces the practice of close reading
Each activity requires students to locate textual evidence to support their answers and opinions
Lessons can be completed independently, with partners or in small groups
All material deliberately constructed to be presented with smart-board technology, LCD projects, etc.
Assignments intended to be photocopied and given as class handouts with space available for students’ responses
Any assignment can be collected for a formal grade or to assess a student’s comprehension of the reading or assignment

The 157 page unit plan includes the following:

Table of Contents

Part I:Daily lesson plans and activity sheets:
All four parts of the novel
Containing over 80 pages of student centered activities : 57 assignments in total
Each part is further broken down into key reading sections
Reading sections are based loosely of chapters and internal page breaks
Those reading sections have between 3-6 separate activities identified as “A,B,C” most with multiple steps
Each Reading section begins with a “Focus and Review” about the previous reading section
Activities are designed to be photocopied and written on directly, or placed on a computer screen and used as a visual guide for the day’s discussion


Part II:Homework Worksheets:
11 independent assignments
Strategically placed throughout the text to review and reinforce key essential literary elements and techniques
Several assignments are intended for holistic review at the end of the novel


Part III:Transitional words and Phrases:
Over 100 words and phrases designed to enhance student writing
Appropriate for all grade levels
Appropriate for all levels of writing ability


Part IV: Unit Tests and Essays:
Two assessments
Exam “A”: 50 multiple choice
Exam “B”: 50 questions comprised of matching, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice
Two separate answer keys
NY State Critical Essay prompt included
Multiple essay selection


Part V: Daily Quiz Questions:
3-7 questions for each chapter
Over 150 questions total
Designed to elicit a one word response or brief explanation
Used to check for nightly reading assignments: comprehension and retention
Many questions overlap so different class periods can get a variation of the same topic

**It is important to remember that each reading section is carefully selected based the completion of a scene, plot point or action (in other words, not all reading sections are defined by chapters, but may include the subtle page breaks within the chapters since these also define a beginning or end to a specific action or occurrence within the plot) Since Kesey’s novel is not defined by numerical chapters, I made the decision to include the page numbers to the edition I use. I realize many publications are different (even in my class, we use two different editions) however, I found it essential to add page numbers as a reference and guide. Even if it doesn’t match up, it still can act as a guide and quick reference as to where to find the reading section in question. I worked under the impression that once you reviewed this unit, you could adjust the page numbering to suit your needs.

**As a reminder: Signet Printing, Penguin Books 1985 was used for the making of this unit. Accordingly, I have included the page numbers at the beginning of each reading section. I have had experiences using various publications and found that despite the pages not lining up perfectly, they can be adjusted respectively with little effort. Feel free to omit my pages and type in the pages of your particular text.


Total Pages
158
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 month
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