SHORT STORY UNIT - NARRATIVE UNIT - Dystopian Theme

SHORT STORY UNIT - NARRATIVE UNIT - Dystopian Theme
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    This bundle of 7 lesson plans explores the the dystopian theme using reading workshop and writing workshop. Literature used:

    • A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury (short story)
    • After the Sirens by Hugh Hod (short story)
    • The Veldt by Ray Bradbury (short story)
    • Red Card by S.L. Gilbow (short story)
    • Divergent by Veronica Roth (novel excerpt)
    • The Hunger Games by James Dashner (novel excerpt)

    Lessons include:

    • journal prompts and quick writes
    • small and large group discussion
    • comprehension strategy questions
    • Tug of War debate activity
    • persuasive writing assignment
    • mentor texts
    • imitating writer's craft
    • Collaborative Placemat activity
    • analysis of character, setting, and dialogue
    • memoir writing assignment
    • book talk options

    Supplementary literature used:

    • The Choice by Wayland Young (short story)
    • Fire and Fury: What Would a Nuclear Strike Do? from Live Science (article)
    • How to Survive a Nuclear Attack: Hide (But You’ll Probably Die Anyway) from Newsweek (article)
    • Why Nuclear War with North Korea is Less Likely than You Think from The Washington Post (article)
    • Nuclear War with North Korea Closer than Ever from CNN (article)
    • Examination Day by Henry Slesar (short story)
    • Top New Inventions that Could Change the World by Laurie Brenner (article)

    Bonus Lessons in this Bundle:

    • Introducing Writers Notebooks to Your Students
    • How to Confer with Your Students

    Links to all literature are included. Lessons are adaptable for grades 7 to 12.

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