Thirteen Reasons Why Literature Guide Novel Unit - Common Core State Standards Aligned
Comprehensive literature guide novel unit for Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why includes:
-CCSS aligned curriculum map
-Character Chart (Hannah Baker)
-Character Chart (Clay Jensen)
-Character Chart (supporting characters)
-Theme Analysis Graphic Organizer
-Reading Comprehension questions for each Cassette
-Read & Reflect on Literature: Daily Journal
-Peer Communication: Notes of Encouragement
-Answer Key to Comprehension Questions & Unit Test
Standards Addressed in Unit:
-CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10: By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
-CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
-CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
-CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
-CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5: Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
This highly-engaging unit focuses on the multi-perspective novel titled Thirteen Reasons Why. Students will listen to the audio recording of the novel and will have the opportunity to analyze two different perspectives of the same events. While reading the novel, students will trace the development of important characters and will discuss both direct and indirect characterization. Students will also determine how the character development in the novel connects with and contributes to the development of theme. Lastly, students will be encouraged to apply the novel’s message to their own lives and consider the question: “How do my words and actions affect others?”