This 5 week unit will consist of activities revolving around themes presented in
the novel. Students will create a 5 paragraph essay by the end of the unit. The work included throughout these 5 weeks will include in-class worksheets, a newspaper mid-term, self-evaluation opportunities, and textually based writing structures.
The attempt is to expose students to several writing activities
through out the unit to challenge them to write a choice of argumentative, narrative, and expository writing by the end of the unit. The worksheets will vary from questions in regards to one character, a theme, an issue, or an event.
The final project will allow for students to discover the theme of the novel, relate ideas of heroism to the characters, or compare/contrast aspects of class regarding the Socs and the Greasers. The students will have the
freedom to express their own identity through writing and artwork
Participation will include listening, speaking, interest in assignments
and novel, completion of assignments and projects, and writing journal