This is a unit based upon the novel "The Devil's Arithmetic" by Jane Yolen. It has been aligned to the new common core standards. You will be receiving everything you need to teach this unit! You are receiving 3 weeks of lesson plans that are ready to print out and paste into your plan book. You will also be receiving a list of vocabulary words for the first 2 weeks you are teaching the novel as well as vocabulary organizers, power points to teach the words, vocabulary cards, vocabulary review sheets, vocabulary skits, password games, and quizzes with keys.
This bundle also includes many power points to teach the daily skills you are assessing through the novel. Power points on found poems, contrast charts, quick-writes, and a literature map are also available with this purchase. You will also be receiving links to a nonfiction article, a culminating activity power point, and an option for a test.
A variety of daily lessons have been included to keep students engaged and involved with the text. Text dependent questions, significant sentences, a book bits activity, sequencing, character analysis, compare/contrast, a photo analysis of pictures from the holocaust, and a theme activity are also included with this bundle!
You will also receive a note-taking organizer that students will utilize throughout the novel. Students will take notes, visualize, infer, use context clues, summarize, make connections to the text, and log how the characters interact and change throughout the novel. This is an excellent way to allow students to read portions of the novel independently while giving them a purpose for reading! This also keeps students actively involved and helps them stay focused during reading. A final test has been included with a link to a more difficult test which can be used to challenge students as well.
Double Entry Diaries are also integrated at the end of each week's lessons. This requires students to read and reflect on the text using a number of literary elements. It is a great way to deepen students' appreciation and knowledge of the text.
Finally, you will be receiving directions for students to create a cereal box book report. This will require students to reflect on the entire novel, themes, and character's changes and growth throughout the novel.
This is an excellent companion to a unit in Social Studies about World War II. It also does an excellent job of helping students to visualize and feel what life in a concentration camp must have been like during the Holocaust.
My students LOVE this unit! I hope you will consider sharing this unit with your students as well. Thanks!