Essentially a complete teacher's manual for the novel, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible resource materials for Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
20 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 having students practice informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions in writing. In the first assignment, students will imagine and write about what it would be like to be an animal in captivity. In the second writing assignment, students will research the plagiarism controversy regarding Life of Pi and a German tale, Max and the Cats. In the third writing assignment, students will take a position inspired by a quotation from the novel.
There are many activities included in this unit. There's a group project in which students read Crane's short story "The Open Boat," replace the narrator with an animal character, and retell the story as that animal. In My Life In Pictures, students choose four pictures that represent their childhoods and write a paragraph about each. There's also a totem pole activity in which students choose three animals that would appear on their families' totem poles. They sketch the poles and write "totem poems" following the example given.
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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