The Things They Carried Chapters 5, 6, and 7 Unit

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This 20-page unit on chapters 5, 6, and 7 of The Things They Carried ("Enemies," "Friend," and "How to Tell a True War Story") contains three lesson plans (60-120 minutes each), eight handouts, and one reading quiz. Materials focus motif, non-linear narration, and the comparison-contrast mode. It is a continuation of the three units linked below.


Lesson 9: The Role of Motif

Lesson 10: Non-Linear Narration

Lesson 11: Compare-Contrast of Paired Passages

Ways to Use This Resource

⭐️Use the mini unit to teach comparison-contrast writing.

⭐️Use the mini unit to teach the analysis of comparison-contrast writing.

⭐️Provide reading accountability with chapter quizzes.

⭐️Provide reading accountability with chapter quizzes.

⭐️Help students make connections with outside non-fiction.

⭐️Don't have time to teach the whole book? Hit key chapters with the mini units you need.

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Total Pages
20 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.


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