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Unwind by Neal Shusterman: Novel Study with Questions, Projects, and Activities

SUBJECT: English, Language Arts, Novel Study
LEVEL: Middle School

Are you on the hunt for a fully integrated, creative, and comprehensive novel study on Unwind by Neal Shusterman?

This huge package of resources contains everything you need to teach a complete novel study on Unwind. Detailed discussion questions, story element analysis, and engaging projects are all included in this resource package. All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts, detailed instructions, templates, and rubrics! Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

Resources included in this package can be easily aligned to the common core.

This creative and engaging package includes the following:

Discussion Questions: A full page of open ended questions to get students thinking about the novel. These make excellent pre and post reading activities, response journal starters, bonus work, etc.

Illustrated Plot Diagram Project: Use this for a final project for the unit! Students create a full color plot diagram, complete with illustrations from the story. A detailed template is included!!! This project is a great way to review key events from the novel, and make gorgeous wall displays!

Characterization Chart: Students learn about direct and indirect presentation, and use that information to complete a chart on a character from the novel

Clappers Assignment: Students imagine that they are approached by the Clappers and asked to join their group. Students must write an imaginary letter to the Clappers, explaining the reasons behind their choice.

5Ws News Report: Students create a news broadcast presentation on the novel, and present it to the class. Students must reflect back on the novel and answer the 5W’s of Who, What, Where, When, and Why. A great way to reflect on key scenes!

Ten Good Reasons Assignment: Students imagine that their best friend in about to be unwound, and complete a chart listing reasons why the process should not take place. A great way for students to practice defending an issue!

Character Cube Project: Students create 3D cubes with information and illustrations about characters from the novel. Completed cubes can be hung from the classroom roof, or stacked to make an eye-catching classroom display!

Elements of Literature Notes: No novel study is complete without information on the Elements of Literature. Several pages of information relating to each element (conflict, foreshadowing, etc.) are organized into an easy to read table. A blank student version is included. These notes can be applied to ANY novel or short story!

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