The Thing About Jellyfish is an excellent novel by Ali Benjamin that is a welcome addition to the middle school reading list. This book touches on many subjects including bullying and grief, all while using the study of jellyfish to teach students a wonderful lesson about life.
This unit was created for Middle School [grades 6-9] and comes with a guide for teachers to follow. This unit does meet multiple Common Core Standards, as well as individual state standards.
This unit contains:
-Teacher Guide [with suggestions and various options for certain assignments]
-Creative Poetry Activity
-Literary Device Scavenger Hunt
-An article for Close Reading analysis
-3 Quizzes with Answer Keys
-A TED Talk accompanied with graphic organizer and questions
-A Final Project with 4 options and handouts/templates/examples for each option, and a Rubric
This download is a zip file and contains both Word and PDF options. There are 25/50 pages.
This novel would also work well with my Novel Study SmashBook or in a Lit Circle environment.
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