mockingbird Novel Study Unit Plan and Discussion & Activity Guide BUNDLE
NOTICE: THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES MOCKINGBIRD UNIT PLAN AND MOCKINGBIRD NOVEL STUDY DISCUSSION ACTIVITY GUIDE EACH SOLD SEPARATELY. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED EITHER OF THESE PRODUCTS DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BUNDLE.
mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Novel Study Discussion and Activity Guide
The novel study for Kathryn Erskine’s novel, mockingbird, includes a Discussion and Activity Guide, accompanying PowerPoint Presentation, a Student Interactive Notebook, Personal Dictionary Project, eight summative assessments with rubrics, and face cards for forming groups. The Discussion and Activity Guide is comprised of questions, prompts, and/or activities for each chapter and offers teaching suggestions and a variety of ways in which students might respond to prompts: Teacher-Led Discussion, Pair-Share, Write-Pair-Share-Class-Share, Individual Student Response, and Small Group Mini-Projects. Questions, prompts, and activities are designed to increase the relevancy of the novel and facilitate critical thinking. Many of the questions and prompts could be used for longer writing pieces or mini-projects. Teaching Notes are included throughout the Discussion and Activity Guide—they are optional ideas or strategies to enhance teaching and learning.
Students like to talk and this guide engages and encourages discussion. It can be used with the whole class, small groups, individual students, or for teachers who choose to read aloud mockingbird to students. An accompanying PowerPoint Presentation facilitates student activities and can be utilized by teachers or students. The Student Interactive Notebook includes all the questions, prompts, and activities in both the Discussion and Activity Guide and PowerPoint Presentation. Graphics on both the PowerPoint slides and the Student Interactive Notebook serve as visual clues; these graphics work especially well with students whose first language is not English or for students who are primarily visual. The Student Interactive Notebook for mockingbird can be used by a whole class as well as small group of students or individual students reading the novel independently.
The Summative Assessment Packet include 8 different projects with rubrics. You may elect to direct students to choose one or more of the projects. There are 16 different face cards that can be used to form student pairs, triads, or quads. Connections to best practice and the Common Core Standards is included.
This product includes:
• Teacher Activity and Discussion Guide (34 pages)
o Teaching Materials
o Emotion Face Chart
o Emotion Face Cards for Forming Student Pairs, Triads, and Quads (16 cards)
o 8 Summative Assessments
o Connections to Best Practice and Common Core Standards(3 pages)
• Personal Dictionary Project (2 pages reproducible for as many as needed)
• Student Literary Log (45 pages)
• PowerPoint Slide Presentation (109 slides)
• PowerPoint Teacher Guide 25 pages
mockingbird Unit Plan
This unit plan is designed to get students exploring language, theme, plot, setting, character development, inquiry, inferences and a range of cognitive thinking skills as they read the novel, mockingbird. Students are provided opportunities to analyze two settings in the novel, identify and describe characters and analyze character relationships, use inquiry processes to determine how themes are used within the novel, use specific quotes to analyze characters, plot and theme, identify and understand vocabulary, and use text references and quotes to infer meaning. The unit employs multiple delivery modalities and uses a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Lesson plans are student-centered and are designed to engage students in multiple activities.
• Overview of the unit plan
• Instructional Plan for the unit
• Caitlin’s Phrases Lesson Plan
• Setting Analysis Lesson Plan
• Character Analysis Lesson Plan
• Fabulously Fun Theme Thursday Lesson Plan: Part I
• 10-Second Rule Game for Chapters 1-14
• Mini-Assessment Project
• Caitlin’s Rituals Lesson Plan
• Figures of Speech Lesson Plan (Literal vs. Figurative Language)
• Fabulously Fun Theme Thursday Lesson Plan: Part II
• 10-Second Rule Game for Chapters 15-27
• Quotes Activity: Fact Checker Lesson Plan
• Setting Analysis Lesson Plan: Part II
• Friendship Lesson Plan
• Fabulously Fun Theme Thursday Lesson Plan: Part III
• Blooming with Knowledge—Mini-Projects for mockingbird
• More Mini-Projects for mockingbird
• Rubric for Mini-Projects
• Literary Log
• Best Practice, Common Core Standards, and Social Studies Strands Connected to the Unit
(71 page unit plan + 16 page student Literary Log)
This unit is planned as a 3 week unit outline, however, easily adaptable to 4 to 6 weeks.
Grades 5-8 grade
Content: English Language Arts and Social Studies
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