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 Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene.
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 students through the assignments. In the first assignment students write a composition in which they tell about some memorable event that has happened to them in their own lives. The second assignment is to inform: students look at the vocabulary words Patty uses near the end of chapter 7 and explain how each of those words relates to the story. The third assignment is to persuade: students choose to either prosecute or defend Patty at her trial and write a composition which would be their opening or closing remarks to the jury.
There is a group activity in which students work in small groups to explore many career opportunities related to the novel.
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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