Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber 7 Day Common Core Aligned Unit Plan

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This is a 7 day, 45 page Common Core aligned unit plan for the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber. It is aligned to 8th grade standards, but is appropriate for grades 7-10. This unit focuses on making evidence-based inferences and argumentative writing. Students preview story vocabulary, discuss, and answer text-dependent questions citing evidence; analyze characterization and point of view; choose a creative response activity from a choice board; create a psychological evaluation intake form on the main character; research the psychological condition Maladaptive Dreaming; collect evidence and write an argumentative essay citing evidence to support the main character having a psychological disorder or being just a dreamer. This is a great short story to choose due to student interest in the 2014 film.

Coming soon: A Common Core aligned unit for the 2013 film version!

This unit has everything you need to teach! Ready to go! Includes answer keys when appropriate.

This unit includes:
Day 1 Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Preview
Vocabulary Preview Answer Key
Anticipation Guide
Prediction Exit Ticket
Day 2 Lesson Plan
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Text
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Text Daydream Key
Discussion Questions
Discussion Questions Answer Key
“Mittyesque” Exit Ticket
Day 3 Lesson Plan
Character Analysis – Real Mitty
Character Analysis – Dream Mitty
Character Analysis Venn Diagram
Character Analysis Exit Ticket
Day 4 Lesson Plan
Point of View Analysis
Point of View Analysis Answer Key
Point of View Exit Ticket
Day 5 Lesson Plan
Creative Choice Board
Day 6 Lesson Plan
Maladaptive Dreaming Research Project Guidelines
Psychological Evaluation
Research Sheet
Bibliography
Day 7 Lesson Plan
Evidence Organizer
Essay Outline
Essay Draft Sheet
Essay Rubric

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Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber 7 Day Common
Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber 7 Day Common
Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber 7 Day Common
Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber 7 Day Common