Written by Catherine Caldwell
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The View From Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg.
25 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 is a group theme project in this unit. Students will divide into groups or 4 or 5 students based upon a common investigative interest. Each group will research a particular hobby, skill, subject or issue they would like to explore, thereby becoming the class experts on that topic. Each group will then develop an original product based on their study. A presentation day is scheduled in the unit so that students may benefit from one another's work, in addition to practicing their public speaking skills.
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The first writing assignment calls upon students to write a thank-you letter to someone who has bestowed kindness on them. The second writing assignment asks students to compose a narrative essay recalling a positive experience they have shared with a parent or grandparent. The third writing assignment allows students to express their own opinion regarding the decline of Western Civilization, and charges them to write a speech that will persuade their classmates to take action in order to change that downward course.
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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