This comprehensive teaching unit for Christopher Paul Curtis 's novel provides study guides with questions and vocabulary, a PowerPoint, NO PREP printables, and much MORE.
The lesson plan is Common Core aligned. Complete with differentiated instruction and in LFS format, each lesson in the bundle has an activating strategy, a teaching strategy, and an exit ticket. This is a complete unit.
I have created many activities to go along with the novel. For example, in chapter one students will 1) discuss point of view, 2) look at sample answers on the Power Point, 3) fill in a worksheet with vocabulary definitions, 4) discuss the characters, 5) answer comprehension questions, 6) complete a class discussion on the year 1963, 7) review figurative language, and 8) work on a figurative language activity with a partner.
There is a focus on figurative language throughout the novel study. Some components are optional in case you are pressed for time.
This TWGTB, 1963 lesson is different for a few reasons.
---This lesson includes an original, comprehensive PowerPoint to keep students on task- and provide examples for differentiated learning.
---Sample answers are give for Essential Questions and Exit Tickets. For example, if students will be given an exit ticket asking how a character changes throughout the novel, students will get to critique my sample answer (to "The Three Little Pigs") BEFORE they are expected to answer for TWGTB, 1963. This sets students up for success. There is no chance that they can “copy” the sample. There is a great chance that they will learn the skill of responding correctly! Most classes teach the material before it is “tested” except writing! In this lesson, I demonstrate how to answer questions.
--The Coolest Foldable in the World specifically designed for the novel. This graphic organizer has a secret compartment! Students LOVE this graphic organizer!
This product includes:
--lesson plans by chapters (bundle) LFS format includes an essential question, common core standard, activating strategy, teaching strategies, and a summarizing strategy.
-- an original PowerPoint (this is my pride and joy- it makes teaching this novel easy for the teacher and rigorous for the student!)
-- printable worksheets
-- answer keys
-- final test
--several writing prompts
-- PALS instructions
--the Coolest Foldable in the World (graphic organizer)
-- additional activities
I spent over 100 hours on this product. I pride myself on creating a unit that offers user-friendly, thought-provoking lessons and creative activities.
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You can't go wrong with this lesson. This is a great novel for 6th grade. Snap up this lesson and enjoy! Thank you!