Written by Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt.
17 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There is a unit project in which students must create something. Many of the characters in the book actually make things; they are "doers." This project turns your students into "doers" (for at least one assignment!) and gives them the opportunity to show off their own talents.
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is to express personal opinions: students have the same assignment Dicey did for her essay--to write a composition about someone they know who has a conflict in his/her life. The second assignment is to inform: students write a composition in which they prepare for their oral presentation relating to their unit projects. The third assignment is to persuade: students are temporarily turned into marketing agents responsible for creating a full-page advertisement for Dicey's Song which could be distributed by the book-of-the-month club.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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