This extensive 160-page unit plan for Twelve Angry Men is faithfully designed around the philosophy of developing close reading skills and text-based responses which require supporting evidence for nearly every aspect of each act within the play. Our Twelve Angry Men unit is completely original and has been keenly tuned to address a wide range of learners with varying reading comprehension skills. In short, this unit will help all students to look closely at Reginald Rose’s craft and encourage them to write thoughtful, in depth responses as they support their ideas with evidence from the text.
The Word Document format allows you to adjust any part of the assignments to suit your teaching needs.
This 160-page unit plan includes the following:
A Table of Contents outlining the seven parts of the entire unit:
60 pages of printable daily lesson plans and graphic organizers
23 pages of fill-in-the blank review activities and quizzes for each act
30 pages of homework activities
10 pages of individual quizzes for each act
23 pages of formal assessments
6 pages of daily quiz questions
Every activity requires the students to engage in close reading and provide textual evidence for the all of their responses.
• Every lesson can be taught using a myriad of teaching styles:
Partner or neighbor cooperative pairs
Small groups for cooperative learning
Individual or independent practice
• Each lesson is intently crafted to be used with smart board technology.
• All lessons are able to be reproduced and photocopied.
• There is a balance between the aesthetic appeal of each lesson and the practicality of black and white photocopying.
• Each lesson is set up as a self-contained graphic organizer with explicit instructions on how to complete the day’s activity.
• Each lesson has a “Closure” writing activity encouraging students to reflect on the key concepts learned during the day’s lesson.
• Any daily lesson can be done as a homework assignment (many chapters have multiple activities, so one can be sent home as a way to review or reinforce the day’s lesson) **this is something I do all the time for quick grades.
• Any daily lesson can be collected and graded.
• Any daily lesson can be collected to assess individual and class comprehension.
Part 1: Worksheets and Graphic Organizers
• Pre-reading Activity: Male and Female Juries
• Criminal Justice Vocabulary Builder
• Pre-reading Activity: Understanding Constitutional Amendments
Act I: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets
• Analyzing Word Choice
• Analyzing the First Vote
• The Murder Weapon
• Who Changed his Vote?
• Profile of the Defendant
Act II: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets
• Inferences about Mood
• Assessing Witness’s Testimony
• The Old Man’s Testimony
• A Comparison of the Two Votes
Act III: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets.
• Examining the Murder Weapon
• The Woman’s Testimony
Overall Play Review: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets
• Analyzing Juror Perceptions
• A Catalogue of Jurors’ Changing Votes
• Comparison of Three Crucial Votes
• Juror Eight’s Influence
• Juror Three’s Personality
• Juror Eight’s Personality
• Assumptions vs. Facts
• Juror Three and Juror Eight
• Juror Four and Juror Eight
Part 2: Homework
• Act I: Insightful Quotes
• Act II: Insightful Quotes
• Act III: Insightful Quotes
• Arriving at a Unanimous Decision
• Characterizing Juror Eight
• Characterizing Juror Three
• Juror Eight’s External Conflicts
• Inferencing Occupations and Careers
• A Letter to the Judge
• A Study of Juror Interactions
• Assessing Jurors’ Attitudes
• Revisiting the Reenactments
Part 3: Transitional Phrases
• Over 100 words and phrases designed to enhance student writing
• Appropriate for all grade levels
• Appropriate for all levels of writing ability
Part 4: Fill-in-the-Blanks
• Plot summary review sheets for each act
• Each review sheet follows the play’s plot in detail
• All three acts are included
• Word banks are included for each fill-in-the-blank activity
• Teacher answer key included for each act
Part 5: Individual Act Quizzes
• Three quizzes total: 1 per act
• Each quiz contains between eight and ten questions
• Questions are designed to elicit short, thoughtful writing responses
• Students are required to use text-based evidence for all answers
• Students may/may not use their notes or annotated text (teacher’s discretion; based on the depth of detail required by the teacher)
• Wide range of answers are acceptable
Part 6: Unit Tests and Essays
• Two assessments:
• (1) 40 questions total: Matching, True/False, Identify the Speaker, Identify the Order, Multiple Choice
• (1) 40 multiple choice questions
• Designed to follow the play’s plot in sequential order
• Two separate answer keys
• Several possible essay questions
Part 7: Daily Quizzes
• Nearly 50 questions for each act
• Over 140 questions total
• Designed to elicit a one-word response or brief explanation
• Intended to assess reading comprehension
• Intended to assess reading retention