The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This comprehensive unit bundle includes 134 pages and 4-6 weeks of scaffolded and student-tested activities and materials. John Green's best-selling novel, The Fault in Our Stars
, is a powerful and provocative rite-of-passage text perfect for every type of high school student!
Each bundle component now has a Common Core guide.
✅ NEW Comprehensive Instructional Guide
The instructional guide provides essential questions, overarching skills, overarching themes, and assured experiences along with a possible lesson sequence that includes timing and implementation tips.
✔ Allusions, References, and Non-Fiction Connections
This packet provides a detailed description of 31 non-fiction references and connections from throughout the novel. Each reference offers context and depth to the text and cultivates connections between the characters and historical figures, items, locations, and events. Includes a Prezi Virtual trip to Amsterdam.
✔ Analytical Notes Strategy
Analytical Notes helps your students take better notes by providing a simple system for recording thoughtful annotations. Additionally, they help students “think deeply” about what they have read.
✔ Annotation Organizer: Active Reading Strategy
The Annotation Organizer: Active Reading Strategy supports close and active reading. Students use questions to guide the annotation process.
✔ Body Biography: Creative Summative Assessment
The Body Biography for Fault in Our Stars
is a powerful project that guides students through creating a visual and written portrait illustrating several aspects of a character's life within a literary work.
✔ Character Analysis Organizer
The Character Analysis Organizer is a specialized graphic organizer that guides students to identify direct evidence from the text related to characterization, symbolism, and conflict for each main character in The Fault in Our Stars.
✔ Keyword Strategy
The Keyword Strategy is a simple step-by-step annotation method to help students maximize their reading comprehension and proficiency.
✔ Passage Analysis
This mini lesson is based on the Quick Picture analytical sentence starters and has students analyze Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”.
✔ Quick Picture Strategy for Poetry
The Quick Picture Strategy is a powerful method for stimulating recall and promoting critical thinking. After reading and annotating Emily Dickinson's “There's a Certain slant of Light” and Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," students generate quick images of ideas supporting a teacher-generated “area of focus.” The images the students produce help them make and reinforce connections with the texts.
✔ Short Essay Test Response Strategy Using Analytical Notes
This is a four-step method, with a detailed instructional guide, for writing short answer responses to test questions.
Student worksheet containing 94 vocabulary words from the novel. Each word from The Fault in Our Stars
includes a direct quote from the novel with citation. Students use context to determine word meaning and generate their own illustrative sentences using the vocabulary words. (Good practice for the New SAT.)
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✔ BONUS Comparative Short Stories
short stories from our Short Story Collection to use for comparative analysis.
“The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” by W.D. Wetherell - can be analyzed for how it portrays young love and loss of innocence.
“The Last Night of the World” by Ray Bradbury – depicts the concept of carpe diem
and the power of free will.
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The Fault in Our Stars
materials are Common Core Aligned.