An interactive notebook especially designed for “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck. The preview shows what each spread looks like and contains.
Pre-reading Scavenger Hunt with QR Codes. Students will research La Paz, Steinbeck, Pearl hunting and buying in order to make predictions about the text.
Links to music (and a PowerPoint) to help with mood and imagery in the first chapter. Students listen to music and determine the mood and connect to how it enhances understanding of the mood in the text.
Characterization throughout the novel. Chunked in sections of chapters 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6. Students characterize Kino and find quotes from the text to support their answers.
Found Poetry. After identifying emerging themes, students write a found poem using one page from the text and an emerging theme.
Symbolism & Inferences. Students will identify what the pearl symbolizes for different characters. Students read short passages from the book in order to make inferences.
Internal Conflict. Students analyze how Kino is conflicted about the pearl and understand how he has changed since the beginning of the text based on the decisions he is making.
Rewrite from Juana’s point of view. Students will look at Juana as a character and write from her perspective about a specific event or experience from the text. Rubric is included.
Tragic Hero essay and rubric. Students learn about tragedies and tragic heroes in order to determine if Kino is a tragic hero. Essay prompt with rubric is included.
A great unit for interactive notebook for both novices and experts.