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Cry the Beloved Country LitPlan Novel Study

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This LitPlan Novel Study for Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton is a comprehensive foundation of ready-to-use materials that will ensure your students get the most out of their Cry, the Beloved Country novel study.

My Cry, the Beloved Country LitPlan Novel Study now includes CCSS Alignments for grades 9-12!

Practical, flexible, and standards-based with step-by-step plans for the whole novel unit, my LitPlan Novel Study is especially helpful to new teachers or veteran teachers teaching Cry, the Beloved Country for the first time.

20 Step-by-Step Daily Lessons guide you and your students through this novel study. Assignments and Activities are planned for each day of the novel unit.

Vocabulary Worksheets that focus on meaning in context and dictionary definitions go with each reading assignment.

Comprehension Questions and Quizzes follow the reading assignments, so you know if your students are keeping up with their reading and if they are understanding what they are reading.

Writing Assignments are sprinkled throughout this novel study for Cry, the Beloved Country, too! Detailed writing assignment sheets guide students' writing.

  • The first is to inform: students will write a composition in preparation for the oral presentations related to the nonfiction assignment. 
  • The second is to express personal opinions: students create five questions requiring an opinion for an answer and interview three of their classmates. Following the interviews, students write a composition telling about all the different answers they received in the interviews. 
  • The third is to persuade: students write the script for a commercial relating to South Africa -- a public service commercial against apartheid, a commercial from a South African manufacturer advertising product, or some other commercial the student creates related to South Africa and the material covered in class.

One lesson is also devoted to Leveled Critical Thinking Questions:

  • Interpretive Questions require students to simply interpret facts that are given.
  • Critical Questions require students to think deeply to develop answers that go beyond what is in the text.
  • Personal Response Questions have no right or wrong answer; students formulate and give their own opinions.

A Nonfiction Reading Assignment is incorporated into this novel study unit for Cry, the Beloved Country. Students are required to read at least one nonfiction article and view at least one nonfiction video related to the story and complete a short report form analyzing their sources.

A Variety of Additional Activities are woven into this Cry, the Beloved Country novel study:

  • Oral Reading Evaluation
  • Writing Conferences
  • Oral Reports
  • Group Activity

The Group Activity has students working together to create a video about South Africa using all the information they have gathered through the nonfiction reading assignment, the reading and discussion of the book, and the writing assignments.

A class period is devoted to Vocabulary Review. Review puzzles, games, and worksheets are provided.

One class period is devoted to Whole-Unit Review in preparation for the unit test. Review puzzles, games, and worksheets are provided.

Five Different Unit Tests are provided on different levels and to use for make-up tests or tests for different classes if you're teaching the book to more than one class at a time. Two are multiple-choice, two are short-answer, and one is advanced short-answer. You can mix-and-match test sections as well.

Evaluation Rubrics are included for some activities.

A page of Bulletin Board Ideas is included.

A page of ideas for Extension Activities is included.

Answer Keys are provided for the short-answer comprehension questions, multiple choice quizzes, vocabulary worksheets, tests, and review materials.

FLEXIBILITY is a key property of this novel study unit for Cry, the Beloved Country.

  • It is formatted so that you can skip an activity I have planned and plug-in one of your own favorites if you want to.
  • You can use all or just parts of this LitPlan.
  • Written for whole-class use, but easily adaptable for:
    • independent study
    • small groups or lit circles
    • Homeschooling
    • tutoring

A teacher-favorite for years, hundreds of thousands of LitPlans (and Puzzle Packs!) have been used by tens of thousands of teachers in the USA, Canada, and overseas schools, providing reliable, high-quality, standards-based resources for teaching literature. If you want a solid foundation for teaching a work of literature, LitPlans have proved themselves worthy over years of use worldwide.

What Users Have Said About The Cry, the Beloved Country LitPlan Novel Study Guide:

Rubyann A., November 29, 2022 - Another good resource I used with my student. Thanks!

Mrs O’s Classroom, October 19, 2019 - This is a *great* resource with everything I need! Thank you!

Sonya G., May 23, 2019 - This is very well done. It provides not only comprehension questions, but opportunities for students to research and learn about Africa.

Additional Products available Cry, the Beloved Country:

  • Puzzle Pack
  • Google Forms Chapter Quizzes
  • Interactive PDF Unit Test
  • Novel Unit Bundle
  • Theme Pack
  • Q&A Presentation

Copyright Information

All publications are copyrighted materials, with permission granted to print student materials as needed for one teacher's classroom use. Documents may not be reproduced or distributed in any other way without written permission from Teacher's Pet Publications. Posting this document to the Internet where it can come up in search results violates copyright laws and undermines the work of other teachers who are using the unit. Do not post this document on the Internet. I do take the time to look for and prosecute copyright violations to protect myself and my customers.

A Note From Mary:

I am always available if you have questions or need help. Just send me a note via Q&A or to my email address (mcollins@tpet.com--no spam, please). I've been a "teacherpreneur" since 1989, long before TpT even existed. (Yes, I know; I'm old now! LoL) I loved being in the classroom, and I love doing Teacher's Pet Publications--helping teachers and their students.

Thank you for your order(s); I look forward to talking with you sometime!

--Mary

 

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view-sample-pages.jpg

This LitPlan Novel Study for Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton is a comprehensive foundation of ready-to-use materials that will ensure your students get the most out of their Cry, the Beloved Country novel study.

My Cry, the Beloved Country LitPlan Novel Study now includes CCSS Alignments for grades 9-12!

Practical, flexible, and standards-based with step-by-step plans for the whole novel unit, my LitPlan Novel Study is especially helpful to new teachers or veteran teachers teaching Cry, the Beloved Country for the first time.

20 Step-by-Step Daily Lessons guide you and your students through this novel study. Assignments and Activities are planned for each day of the novel unit.

Vocabulary Worksheets that focus on meaning in context and dictionary definitions go with each reading assignment.

Comprehension Questions and Quizzes follow the reading assignments, so you know if your students are keeping up with their reading and if they are understanding what they are reading.

Writing Assignments are sprinkled throughout this novel study for Cry, the Beloved Country, too! Detailed writing assignment sheets guide students' writing.

  • The first is to inform: students will write a composition in preparation for the oral presentations related to the nonfiction assignment. 
  • The second is to express personal opinions: students create five questions requiring an opinion for an answer and interview three of their classmates. Following the interviews, students write a composition telling about all the different answers they received in the interviews. 
  • The third is to persuade: students write the script for a commercial relating to South Africa -- a public service commercial against apartheid, a commercial from a South African manufacturer advertising product, or some other commercial the student creates related to South Africa and the material covered in class.

One lesson is also devoted to Leveled Critical Thinking Questions:

  • Interpretive Questions require students to simply interpret facts that are given.
  • Critical Questions require students to think deeply to develop answers that go beyond what is in the text.
  • Personal Response Questions have no right or wrong answer; students formulate and give their own opinions.

A Nonfiction Reading Assignment is incorporated into this novel study unit for Cry, the Beloved Country. Students are required to read at least one nonfiction article and view at least one nonfiction video related to the story and complete a short report form analyzing their sources.

A Variety of Additional Activities are woven into this Cry, the Beloved Country novel study:

  • Oral Reading Evaluation
  • Writing Conferences
  • Oral Reports
  • Group Activity

The Group Activity has students working together to create a video about South Africa using all the information they have gathered through the nonfiction reading assignment, the reading and discussion of the book, and the writing assignments.

A class period is devoted to Vocabulary Review. Review puzzles, games, and worksheets are provided.

One class period is devoted to Whole-Unit Review in preparation for the unit test. Review puzzles, games, and worksheets are provided.

Five Different Unit Tests are provided on different levels and to use for make-up tests or tests for different classes if you're teaching the book to more than one class at a time. Two are multiple-choice, two are short-answer, and one is advanced short-answer. You can mix-and-match test sections as well.

Evaluation Rubrics are included for some activities.

A page of Bulletin Board Ideas is included.

A page of ideas for Extension Activities is included.

Answer Keys are provided for the short-answer comprehension questions, multiple choice quizzes, vocabulary worksheets, tests, and review materials.

FLEXIBILITY is a key property of this novel study unit for Cry, the Beloved Country.

  • It is formatted so that you can skip an activity I have planned and plug-in one of your own favorites if you want to.
  • You can use all or just parts of this LitPlan.
  • Written for whole-class use, but easily adaptable for:
    • independent study
    • small groups or lit circles
    • Homeschooling
    • tutoring

A teacher-favorite for years, hundreds of thousands of LitPlans (and Puzzle Packs!) have been used by tens of thousands of teachers in the USA, Canada, and overseas schools, providing reliable, high-quality, standards-based resources for teaching literature. If you want a solid foundation for teaching a work of literature, LitPlans have proved themselves worthy over years of use worldwide.

What Users Have Said About The Cry, the Beloved Country LitPlan Novel Study Guide:

Rubyann A., November 29, 2022 - Another good resource I used with my student. Thanks!

Mrs O’s Classroom, October 19, 2019 - This is a *great* resource with everything I need! Thank you!

Sonya G., May 23, 2019 - This is very well done. It provides not only comprehension questions, but opportunities for students to research and learn about Africa.

Additional Products available Cry, the Beloved Country:

  • Puzzle Pack
  • Google Forms Chapter Quizzes
  • Interactive PDF Unit Test
  • Novel Unit Bundle
  • Theme Pack
  • Q&A Presentation

Copyright Information

All publications are copyrighted materials, with permission granted to print student materials as needed for one teacher's classroom use. Documents may not be reproduced or distributed in any other way without written permission from Teacher's Pet Publications. Posting this document to the Internet where it can come up in search results violates copyright laws and undermines the work of other teachers who are using the unit. Do not post this document on the Internet. I do take the time to look for and prosecute copyright violations to protect myself and my customers.

A Note From Mary:

I am always available if you have questions or need help. Just send me a note via Q&A or to my email address (mcollins@tpet.com--no spam, please). I've been a "teacherpreneur" since 1989, long before TpT even existed. (Yes, I know; I'm old now! LoL) I loved being in the classroom, and I love doing Teacher's Pet Publications--helping teachers and their students.

Thank you for your order(s); I look forward to talking with you sometime!

--Mary

 

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