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The Fault in Our Stars Unit Handouts for Close Reading

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1. Handout "About John Green" as a writer, a member of Nerd Fighters, and his works.

2. Character foil handout: compare/contrast Hazel and Kaitlyn*
This activity has students explore Hazel's relationship with her parents. Students find evidence to show the aspects of Hazel's relationship with her parents that are both normal and abnormal for a teenager. Following, students write a thematic statement related to the motif of parent-- child relationships. This activity helps students develop an understanding of theme and motif.

3. Focus on Themes: Coming of Age
This activity has students explore Hazel's coming-of-age in John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Students come to understand Hazel's "in between" phrase, being both childish and adult-lie. Following, students write a thematic statement related to the motif. This activity helps students develop an understanding of theme and motif.

4. Focus on Themes: Parent-Child Relationships
This activity has students explore Hazel's relationship with her parents. Students find evidence to show the aspects of Hazel's relationship with her parents that are both normal and abnormal for a teenager. Following, students write a thematic statement related to the motif of parent-- child relationships. This activity helps students develop an understanding of theme and motif.

5. Symbols in The Fault in Our Stars*
These handouts help students understand symbols in John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Students first explore the meaning of water, using prior knowledge, making connections to other works. Students examine the first quote related to water in order to understand that water is associated with life and death.

The graphic organizer helps students develop an understanding of other symbols including the swing set, elevator, cigarettes, and Hazel's bear Bluie

6. Literary Devices in the novel *
This handout provides examples of literary devices in the first 1/2 of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Students have an opportunity to identify examples of allusions, alliteration, oxymorons, repetition, similes, metaphors, personification, and soliloquies. There are 23 examples in total.

* Answer Keys included
Total Pages
12
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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