This product contains a lesson plan, writing activity, mentor sentences, quiz, and point of view graphic organizer for "Poison" by Roald Dahl.
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Complete Lesson Plan
Print and teach! This lesson plan includes standards, discussion notes, pre-reading and post-reading topics, as well as literary devices to highlight during the story discussions.
The writing assignment gives students five topics. They must narrow those topics down to a specific topic, and then write a topic sentence. Ask students to write an objective summary to check comprehension. Possible sentences included.
I have included TWO sets of mentor sentences for differentiation. Each set pulls sentences from "Poison." One set asks students to identify the underlined clause - dependent or independent. The second set asks students to identify the type of sentence - simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Answer keys included.
Point of View Graphic Organizer
"Poison" is told in first person point of view. What are all the characters' perspectives though? How would the story be different if it were told in third person?
Check for comprehension with this ten multiple-choice questions quiz. Five analytical questions are included too.
I usually spend about two days teaching "Poison." My lesson plan includes ideas for differentiating, as well as extension activities. None of the activities depend upon each other - use one or more pieces easily.
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