Our Maze Runner Unit Teaching Package has 370+ pages and slides of engaging activities
. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity
in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.
: Maze Runner by James Dashner
: 370+ slides/pages in lesson plan unit
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included
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LITERATURE PLAN CONTENTS:
* Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit.
* Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities in the classroom.
··· Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity
- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel
- 11-page activity
··· Introduction to Utopias PowerPoint
- Introduces students to the concept of utopias and dystopias; provides examples from real life, novels, and film
- 23-slide PowerPoint
- discuss the definitions of all the slang
- 2-page organizer (answer key included)
··· Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
- organize the 6 parts of the plot
- 1-page organizer & answer key
··· Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
- Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict
- 2-page organizer & answer key
··· Character Organizer
- analyze the main characters
- 5-page organizer
··· Figurative Language Instructional PowerPoint
- We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide PowerPoint will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.
··· Figurative Language Activity
- analyze and complete dozens of figures of speech specific to the novel
- 10-page bundle (2 parts)
- Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Symbols
··· Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts
- 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking
- 70-question PowerPoint
··· Mapping the Glade Activity
- Students work in groups to map out the 4 quadrants of the Glade
- 3-page activity
··· Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
- 120 vocabulary words from the novel
- four 30-question quizzes
- 16-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer key
··· Selfie Video Update Activity
- Students record selfie video for the world to know what's going on in the Glade
- 1-page activity
··· 28 Comprehension Pop Quizzes
- a 5-question pop quiz per 3 chapters
* 114-slides of PowerPoint Quizzes & Keys
* 57-pages of Printable Quizzes
- The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.
··· Epilogue Response Activity
- Students write or record a response to the Chancellor's memorandum to her associates about the success of the Maze Variables.
- 1-page activity
··· Persuasive Essay and Speech
- 3 persuasive essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech
- Includes essay and speech grading rubrics
- 6-page bundle
··· Movie vs. Novel Comparison
- compare and contrast the movie and novel
- 2-page group comparison
*** 370+ pages / slides total in lesson plan unit ***
NOTE: Every PowerPoint includes both the PowerPoint Show and the customizable .ppt file.
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