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 Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck.
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. In the first writing assignment, students write to inform; it is their written report about their cities pfoject. The second writing assignment is creative: students create an episode to add to Travels With Charley. The third writing assignment is both creative and persuasive. Students write an episode to add to the book, but this time the episode has to be Steinbeck's encounter with a Cheerleader, persuading her to change her attitudes.
There is a group project in this unit. Students choose a city in America, research a variety of aspects about that city, prepare a written report for grading, and give an oral report to the class. These reports can easily be compiled into a published booklet for all the students to have.
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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