The Benefits of Being an Octopus Unit by Ann Braden Novel Study

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Formats Included
  • Google Slides™
66 pages
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  1. One semester, Quality curriculum includes the following:1. Bundle for "The Benefits of Being an Octopus"2. Bundle for "Hey Kiddo" (narrative essay included)3. Bundle for "The 57 Bus" (wellness research essay)6. Narrative Essay7. Research Essay: Wellness8. The 57 Bus Unit: Includes a literary analysi
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The Benefits of Being An Octopus by Ann Braden novel study is an English Language Arts lesson for secondary level. This novel study includes all curriculum and lessons necessary to complete a successful unit plan. Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of these engaging activities built from best teaching practices.


  • Philosophical Chairs Collaborative Discussion: All worksheets included
  • Essay
  1. Prompt
  2. Videos
  3. Outline
  4. Rubric
  5. Self-edit
  • Roll the Dice Activity Game
  • Journal Prompts
  • Vocabulary worksheet
  • Costa's questions worksheet
  • Claim/evidence worksheet
  • Compare/contrast worksheet
  • Chapter by chapter questions with key
  • Quiz
  • Double journal response worksheet
  • Reading comprehension questions
  • Purpose of Reading questions
  • Close reading text and questions
  • Activities/journal prompts
  • Plot structure diagram worksheet
  • One-pager theme project assignment
  • Keys, teacher notes, and teacher guides
  • Inference Activity


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Total Pages
66 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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