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Ordinary People Complete Unit Plan

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This extensive, 210 page novel unit plan for Judith Guest’s Ordinary People, 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 Guest’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 210 page unit plan includes the following:

Table of Contents
Unit Overview……………………………………………………………………………………………..
 Aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
 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.


Part I: ……………….Daily lesson plans and activity sheets………………………………..……
• 53 student centered activities.
• Every assignment is founded on close reading skills.
• All assignments require text-based analysis.
• Aesthetically appealing layouts for all lessons are designed to engage students.
• Each lesson may be completed individually, with a partner or small group.
• Extra lessons may be completed for homework.


Part II: ...……………Homework Worksheets…………………………………………………………..
• 22 independent close reading assignments.
• Strategically placed throughout the text to review and reinforce key essential literary elements, techniques and rhetorical devices.
• Several assignments are intended for holistic review during the course of the novel.
• Numerous assignments are designed to examine the novel’s ending.

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………..……………………………………………………………………....
• Two formal assessments.
• First assessment, Test “A”: Matching, True/False, Fill-in-the-blank, Multiple Choice.
• Second assessment, Test “B”: All multiple choice (40 questions).
• Numerous essay assignments included.
• Two separate answer keys.

Part V....……………Daily Quiz Questions………………………………………………………………..
• Quick assessment of students’ reading comprehension and retention.
• 5-15 questions per chapter.
• 242 questions total.
• Designed to elicit a one word response or brief explanation.

Total Pages
210
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Months

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Ordinary People Complete Unit Plan
Ordinary People Complete Unit Plan
Ordinary People Complete Unit Plan
Ordinary People Complete Unit Plan