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 The Pearl 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 students through the assignments. In the first assignment students write a composition detailing how they would use their money to make their hopes and dreams come true, if they would become rich overnight like Kino did. The second assignment is to persuade: students pretend they are Juana with Kino and Coyotito in cave before the trackers come. They are to write a composition in which they say what Juana would say to Kino to persuade him to leave the cave, go home, and throw away the pearl. The third assignment is to inform: students write a summary and their opinions of nonfiction articles they have read relating to The Pearl.
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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