Everything you and your students need to construct a comprehensive and detailed Interactive Notebook on Alexandre Dumas' classic, The Count of Monte Cristo.
Bundle includes the following:
* Interactive Notebook Assembly Guide PowerPoint
* Interactive Notebook Assembly Guide for Teacher Website
* Editable Pacing Calendar
* 87 page Instructional Guide
* Interactive Notebook Necessities (covers, tabs, table of contents, & indexes)
* 116 Interlocking Context Clues Foldables
* 117 Chapter Summary Foldables
* 21 Essay Prompts + 21 Scoring Guides
* 14 Character Foldables
* Character Relationship Map + 19 character mini-foldables
* 4 - 9 piece puzzles
* 19 pages of Analysis Notes
* 80 various foldables
* 10 pages of Novel Basic Notes
* 7 Reference Materials
* Materials for a Pre-reading Cooperative Group Activity (Includes PowerPoint presentation)
INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1.) Interactive Notebook Assembly Guide PowerPoint – 107 slide PowerPoint the guides you through a step-by-step assembly of the Interactive Notebook. PowerPoint also includes a link to download the fonts used within the entire presentation.
2.) Interactive Notebook Assembly Guide for Teacher Website – 106 page PDF-version of the Assembly Guide PowerPoint. Perfect for teacher to upload onto his/her website for student reference.
3.) Editable Pacing Calendar – This document allows teachers to plan ahead for the entire unit with specific time in mind. The chart is based off of the audiobook’s chapter run-times. Once complete, this document can be printed and distributed to students to inform them of daily goals and due dates.
4.) Instructional Guide – 87 page instructional guide. Includes character analysis, chapter summaries, section analysis, and a breakdown of key literary skills (theme, symbolism, etc.). Because a majority of the components of the Interactive Notebook is analysis-based, this document serves as an answer sheet.
5.) Interactive Notebook Necessities – Components to organize your Interactive Notebook. This includes: notebook cover, section tabs, table of contents, section covers, and various indexes
6.) 116 Interlocking Context Clues Foldables – Each foldable includes an excerpt from the novel which will lead students to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. This is great practice for standardized test prep! Using the excerpt, students highlight key words and phrases that led to an understanding of the underlined word’s meaning. An additional section provides an opportunity for students to explain their reasoning. This set includes a Table of Contents and an Index. The Table of Contents is a great tool if you plan on using this resource for homework. Using the Pacing Calendar, students can highlight weekly homework assignments.
7.) 117 Chapter Summary Foldables – The insides of these foldables are blank in order to provide students the necessary practice in summarizing key events and paraphrasing. All foldables labeled with chapter title and number.
8.) 21 Essay Prompts + 21 Scoring Guides – In creating these resources, I grouped chapters into sections based on the events of the novel. There are 19 sections in all. These essay prompts coincide with those sections and allow students the opportunity to practice writing literary analysis. Essay structure is based on the TEPAC model (Topic Sentence…Evidence…Paraphrase…Analyze…Connect/Conclude). This structure, when followed correctly, leads students to compose a strong literary analysis—a common component of all standardized tests. To assist teachers and students who may be unfamiliar with this model, I have included a sentence starter guide and detailed rubric for free. Each essay prompts is labeled with the correlating standard; virtually every “Reading Fiction” standard covered within set.
9.) 14 Character Foldables – Each character foldable is illustrated by artist, Rob Fairburn* and include 6 excerpts from the novel. Students use these excerpts to determine and discuss character traits revealed in the passage. Included in the Appendix/Reference section of the Interactive Notebook is a list of character traits that students may find useful when completing these foldables.
10.) Character Relationship Map + 19 character mini-foldables – Students use this map to keep track of who’s who and why they’re important. The tabloid-sized map includes 19 character mini-foldables illustrated by local Louisiana artist, Rob Fairburn*. In these foldables, students can record key information pertaining to each of the characters (vocation, past, character traits, character synopsis, etc.)
*If you are interested in Rob Fairburn’s work (portraits, pet portraits, and live event paintings) please visit www.robfairburn.com for more information.
11.) 4 - 9 piece puzzles – Just as keeping track of the characters intertwined in this tale of revenge, is complicated, it’s can be a cake walk when compared to keeping track (or even picking up on) the steps taken in each of Edmond Dantes’ vendettas. This component of the Interactive Notebook helps keep track of those actions. Set includes 4 separate 9 piece puzzles. Each puzzle piece includes an excerpt from the story that serves as a clue to The Count’s overall plan.
12.) 19 pages of Analysis Notes – beautifully illustrated, yet extensive in analysis and detail. Each page is littered with textual evidence.
13.) 80 various foldables – This is like nothing you’ve seen before! All foldables are print-then distribute-then assemble ready.
* 6 conflict foldables (each foldable is illustrated by Louisiana-based artist, Rob Fairburn and designed with 4 excerpts and 8 questions which to lead to comprehension)
* 54 mini-books on various examples of irony (students are challenged to not only identify the type of irony, but to explain their reasoning)
* 3 inference wheels (includes 3 pieces of textual evidence)
* 5 flap brochure-foldables (helps students organize events in various characters’ lives, examples of hypocrisy, and details on themes)
* 2 fate vs. free will foldables
* 2 6-page booklet foldables (a retelling of the story of Pyramus and Thisbee and an informational on the Carnival in Rome)
* 5 flap/petal foldables
* 1 text-self-peer-world foldable
* 1 reflect-remember-memorialize-forgive foldable
* 1 map foldable with labels
14.) 10 pages of Novel Basic Notes – These pages allow students to organize key literary details concerning the novel. Skills such as: genre, setting, parts of the plot, conflicts, point of view, characterization, protagonist/antagonist, Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, themes, motifs, symbolism, etc.
15.) 7 Reference Materials – Reference Materials include a comprehensive list of character traits, a very detailed sailing infographic, information regarding Romanticism and Gothic genres, an author study, an article discussing the pros and cons of revenge, and two resources providing background on The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte. The latter two resources are written by Dr. Amber Godwin-Ellis and translated into teen-friendly talk.
16.) Materials for a Pre-reading Cooperative Group Activity – In this activity, students rotate to 5 stations in which they will obtain background knowledge on key concepts necessary for understanding and appreciating The Count of Monte Cristo. Concepts are: background on The French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexandre Dumas, The Effects of Revenge, and Romanticism). After absorbing the information provided, students select a higher order thinking question slip at random (each station has 4 HOT questions which allow students to respond to the information on a deeper, more meaningful way). Reflection slips are glued to a response sheet or on the blank page in their Interactive Notebooks and discussed as a group though responses are individual. I have included the PowerPoint presentation for this activity. This presentation includes working timers and slides which discuss various elements of IB (International Baccalaureate). These slides can easily be removed if that foundation does not apply to your school.
NOTE: I used the structure of this activity for several Compass Evaluations and received a Highly Effective each time.