The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Short Story Unit
Teaching "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber? I've got you covered with this 7 day, 45 page Common Core aligned unit plan for the short story. 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 unit has everything you need to teach! Includes answer keys when appropriate.
This product includes:
•Day 1 Lesson Plan
•Vocabulary Preview Answer Key
•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 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
•Day 7 Lesson Plan
•Essay Draft Sheet
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