Written by Marion B. Hoffman
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Effect of Gamma Rays by Paul Zindel.
19 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. The first assignment is to inform: students write about an aspect of starting a new business. The second assignment gives students the opportunity to express their personal ideas: students get to tell about their most important personal dream. This assignment will help students to draw conclusions from the play's events and to examine the characters and their dreams more closely. The third assignment is to persuade: students choose and write about a character in the play. This assignment helps them to distinguish between characters, to define their terms, and to examine one character in depth.
There is an optional class project (Project New Business) through which students gain first-hand knowledge of starting their own businesses.
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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