UNWIND Unit Plan - Novel Study Bundle (Neal Shusterman) - Literature Guide

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    1 - START HERE Contents, Calendar, Pedagogy, & Figurative Language Instructional


    Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training videos on (1) how to assemble a Novel Analysis Packet that is unique to the academic needs of your learners and (2) how to effectively use our Quickwrite writing prompts.

    TEXT: UNWIND by Neal Shusterman

    LEVEL: 7th - 12th

    TOTAL: 261 slides/pages

    Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included

    Enjoy! And remember..."This isn't a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is."


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    ♥ This will be my second time teaching this novel and I'm excited to have an arsenal of supplies ready to go!

    ♥ I taught Unwind last year to a selected group of students and they loved it so much, I had to buy a class set for all my students this year. This guide really helps break it down on different levels from struggling readers to exemplary readers. It also helps me organize what I want to cover this unit and has every resource I could think to need. I cannot wait to start teaching this in a few weeks! Thank you so much for taking the time to create this and put it all together!

    ♥ I'm a homeschool parent and a public school teacher and my boys loved this resource! The book is fantastic and really allowed us to delve deep into some powerful social issues connected to the content, i.e. transplant tourism in other countries. I love that there were so many options for activities between essays, grammar, vocab, comprehension checks. My boys are a year apart and were able to do this book as a mini book club while meeting both their educational needs. Though I'm certified in English, I've never taught it (math teacher), so this eliminated a lot of the planning load. Incredibly organized and the keys were even color coded for easy grading. Thanks for this resource!

    ♥ I absolutely love this resource! Our 8th graders loved this book and this was so helpful to use for our first time teaching it!

    ♥ Visually appealing, adaptable to all learning levels and very thorough unit overall.

    ♥ I wanted to thank you for making my life easier teaching this novel, and I really love the common grammar tie in.

    ♥ Very comprehensive. Unit includes A LOT for the $. Most of the items are standard (fig lang & vocab), but some of the activities are more analytical and/or creative.



    → Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit

    → Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities

    → Meets Common Core Standards

    → Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped

    Pre-reading Bias Intro Activity (print : digital)

    - answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel

    - 11-slide Slideshow

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Introduction to Utopias Slideshow (print : digital)

    - Introduces students to the concept of utopias and dystopias; provides examples from real life, novels, and film

    - 23-slide Slideshow

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5

    Google Earth Introduction Tour (print : digital)

    - The hometown view of Akron, OH, the semi-truck stop, Risa's State Home, Lev's railroad journey, and the aircraft Graveyard...and most of the 24 locations zoomed in to the 3D street view. It's rockin awesome (especially the Admiral's aircraft Graveyard).

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

    Plot Chart Analyzer Diagram Arc (print : digital)

    - organize the 6 parts of the plot

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    - Suggested Answer Key provided

    Conflict Graphic Analyzer - 6 Types of Conflict (print : digital)

    - Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    - Suggested Answer Key provided

    Characters Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze the main characters using novel quotes

    - 5-slide analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

    Setting Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze 6 of the main settings

    - 2-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Slang (print : digital)

    - discuss the definitions of all the slang

    - 2-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - Slideshow (print : digital)

    - 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking

    - 24-question Slideshow

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1

    11 Comprehension Pop Quizzes (print : digital)

    - a 5-question pop quiz per approx 5 chapters

    - 46 pages of quizzes

    - The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

    Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (print : digital)

    - 180 vocabulary words from the novel

    - Six 30-question lists & quizzes

    - 24-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Sentence Types (Simple, Compound, Complex) (print : digital)

    - practice Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex sentence types

    - 7-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1

    Hyphens & Dashes (print : digital)

    - practice the rules for using Hyphens and Dashes

    - 4-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1

    Figurative Language Instructional Slideshow (print : digital)

    - We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide Slideshow will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

    Figurative Language Activity (print : digital)

    - analyze and complete 60 figures of speech specific to the novel

    - 10-page bundle

    - Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Symbols

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Essay and Speech (print : digital)

    - 3 response to literature essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech

    - Includes essay topics and speech grading rubrics

    - 6-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

    Movie vs. Novel Comparison (print : digital included in unit)

    - 2-page Activity

    - Students compare & contrast the movie (not released yet ... marked as In Development ... https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1634144/) and novel

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

    Final Projects (print : digital)

    - 10 creative final projects for students to choose from

    - 3-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

    10 Demandments Poster (print included in unit : no digital available)

    - 1 36"x24" full-color poster

    - include The Admiral’s 10 Demandments

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10



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    Total Pages
    261+ pages & slides
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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    By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, 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 literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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