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 Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
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
In group activity, students work in small groups to complete a group project. Each group is responsible for making one section for a class booklet about your town.
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The first assignment is to inform: students write about the information they have found for the class booklet project. The second assignment is to express personal opinions: students give their opinions about what it is like to be dead. That sounds a bit morbid, but since Mr. Wilder gives his opinions throughout the play, students will be thinking about the topic in relation to the themes of the play. The third assignment is to persuade. Students persuade the teacher that life today is better than it was 100 years ago, worse than it was 100 years ago, or neither better or worse--just different from how it was 100 years ago.
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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