THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Unit Novel Study (Curtis) - Literature Guide

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Our Watsons Go to Birmingham Unit Teaching Package has 196+ pages and slides of engaging activities. Learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity in these standards-aligned resources built from best practices.

NOVEL: THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM by Christopher Paul Curtis
LEVEL: 5th - 12th
TOTAL: 196 slides/pages
Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included
Perfect novel to teach during Black History Month.

»»» MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS «««

LITERATURE PLAN CONTENTS:

··· PreReading Bias Activity
- answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel
- 1-page activity
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· KWL Organizer Chart for Notetaking
- notetaking tool of what they "K"now, "W"ant to know, & "L"earned
- 1-page handout
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

··· Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
- organize the 6 parts of the plot
- 1-page organizer & answer key
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
- Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories
- 2-page organizer & answer key
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Characters Organizer
- analyze the main characters using novel quotes
- 5-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

··· Settings Organizer
- analyze the main settings using novel quotes
- 1-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Symbols
- Students analyze the 6 different symbols in the story
- 8-page organizer
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

··· Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
- 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking
- 25-question PowerPoint
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1

··· 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.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

··· Figurative Language Activity
- analyze and complete 64 figures of speech specific to the novel
- 8-page bundle (2 parts)
- Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Symbols
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

··· 15 Comprehension Pop Quizzes
- a 5-question pop quiz per 1 chapter
* 30-slides of PowerPoint Quizzes
* 30-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.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

··· Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
- 60 vocabulary words from the novel
- two 30-question lists & quizzes
- 8-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

··· 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
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

··· Movie vs. Novel Comparison
- 2-page Worksheet
- Students compare & contrast the movie and novel
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

*** 196 pages / slides total ***

Enjoy The Watsons Go to Birmingham!

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SEE THESE OTHER WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM RESOURCES:

> WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Unit Teaching Package

> Preconceived Ideas
> Plot Chart Organizer (by Curtis)
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Characters Organizer (by Curtis)
> Setting Organizer - Physical & Emotional (by Curtis)
> Symbols Analyzer
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> Figurative Language (64 quotes)
> 15 Pop Quizzes Bundle
> Vocabulary Complete Novel (60 words)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chap 1-6)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chap 7-15)
> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics
> Movie Trailer
> Movie vs. Novel Comparison

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GRAMMAR UNITS:

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> Subjects Verbs Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answer Keys - Grammar Ninja
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THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Unit Novel Study (Curtis) - L