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SchoolinLife32 X TeachLove
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10th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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This was perfectly laid out! Helped set my plans; my classes are a little shorter but easy to adapt. Worth the money!
Helps take the already relatable story to the next level by asking students to think deeper about different aspects of their lives. Thank you!



I teach this with my seniors. It is a great way to send them off to college! There a so many life lessons that you can take from this novel and utilize in the classroom. This unit plan has relevant articles and activities that tackle issues brought up in the novel.

I have also included modified Google Slides to go with the unit.


The purpose of this unit is to explore relationships and understand how dealing with death impacts people differently.  

Students will benefit from this unit because it will allow them to process, analyze, evaluate, and produce work that utilizes critical thinking and encourages students to make connections to the text around real-world topics. 


This unit of study asks students to: 

  • Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
  • Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


The question that will guide my students throughout this unit is: How can we take the journey of life and our understanding of who we are, to share and understand life lessons? What impact on the world or those close to us will we have?


Students will be able to:

  • respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue
  • draw evidence from the film to support analysis, reflection, and research
  • initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions 


*aphorism, flashback, symbolism, metaphor


Formative Assessments: Throughout this unit, I will assess students’ progress toward mastery of learning targets through the use of: discussion, short writes, quizzes, collective activities, research presentations, and participation  

Presentation of learning: By the end of this unit, I will measure students’ mastery of learning targets based on: the Culminating Project “Master Class”

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.


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