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 Great Expectations by John Steinbeck.
18 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 are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide student through the assignments. The first assignment is to give students the opportunity to express their own personal opinions by defining what the word "success" means to them. This also helps to set up the individual project that goes along with this unit. The second writing assignment is to inform: students write an actual plan by which they could achieve their own personal goals. The third assignment is to persuade: students persuade an employer to hire them. This unit is actually a dual unit.
While students are getting through the reading of the book, most class time is spent on activities related to helping students fulfill their own great expectations. There is a great deal of emphasis put on how to find and keep a job. These activities include role-playing interviews, resume writing, learning about financial planning, learning what kinds of jobs are available, learning what education is needed, and finding places to get that education.
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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