The Witch of Blackbird Pond Novel Unit

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Are you looking for a complete novel unit for The Witch of Blackbird Pond that includes fun and engaging activities for middle school students? Look no further!

NEW! Updated to include Digital Learning options for Distance Learning!

This complete unit includes everything you need to help students understand Elizabeth George Speare's classic novel! With this unit, students will hone their reading and language skills. Resources include Slides presentations, supplemental informational readings, handouts, activities, assignments, think/discussion questions, webquests, creative activities and more! All are designed to help students delve deeper into the novel and go beyond simple comprehension questions.

Each of the twelve lessons addresses at least once common core standard. Download the product preview to see the complete unit outline and the common core standards addressed.

This unit will make your novel study exciting and relevant to your students, not to mention a breeze for you as the teacher!!

What's Included:

  • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • Unit Plan Overview
  • Detailed individual lesson outlines with step-by-step teacher instructions (one for each lesson).
  • Links to Engaging Google Slides Presentations that will guide you and your students through applicable lessons and the activities.
  • Class Discussion Guides.
  • Independent Practice Activities.
  • Creative Assignments.
  • Answer Keys (where applicable).
  • Grading Rubrics.
  • Instructions for accessing Google Slides Presentation
  • Instructions for saving Google Slides Presentation as a PowerPoint Presentation.

Topics / Skills Addressed or Practiced:

  • Building & Activating Background Knowledge
  • Reading and Comparing Informational Texts
  • Determining Author's Opinion
  • Citing Textual Evidence to Support Answers
  • Using Reference Resources
  • Effect of Word Choice on Tone
  • Character Analysis
  • Setting
  • Using Context Clues to Determine Meanings of Unknown Words
  • Character Analysis
  • Creative Writing
  • Reading for Detail
  • Analysis Questions
  • Adjective Review
  • Reading Strategy: Predicting
  • Literary Allusions
  • Analysis Questions
  • Creative Writing
  • Oral Presentation Skills
  • Finding the Main Idea
  • Navigating Website within a Browser
  • Understanding Perspective
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Theme Analysis

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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.


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