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Student Unit Overview:

World War II:

Terms and People: Holocaust, Shoah, Nazism, Judaism, fascism, communism, concentration camps,
exile, Jesse Owens, Adolf Hitler, Anne Frank

I will know…

 What the difference between communism and fascism is.


 The difference between calling the genocide of Jewish individuals a Holocaust versus
The Shoah

Reading Literature:

Terms: figurative language, foreshadowing, metaphor, simile, personification, narrator,


perspective/P.O.V., symbols, connotation vs. denotation

Review terms: characterization, inference, evidence

I can…

 Identify figurative language and discuss how it enhances the meaning of a phrase or detail.
 Identify the narrator of a piece of literature and evaluate the author’s choice
 Use evidence to infer the characterization of a person in a book.
 Make connections between a text and my life, other texts, and the real world.

Writing Narrative:

Terms: purpose, audience, text type or structure, voice, allegory, dialogue, altered-book, peer review,
editing, draft, beginning, middle, end, pacing, events, details, free verse, stanza

I can…

 Identify purpose and audience in a text.


 Write a sequenced narrative with a beginning, middle, and end.
 Choose between specific events and details to sustain reader interest.
 Evaluate my peer’s work in a productive and helpful manner.
 Create my own story, choosing its structure, pacing, voice, and narrator.

Homework:

During this unit, each night that is spent reading out of The Book Thief will also be spent filling out a
study guide paper that is meant to encourage and practice good reading strategies.

Unit Projects:

During this unit, you will create a piece of propaganda, practice and polish writing narrative poetry, and
create an altered book. You will end the unit with a final assessment, and a compare/contrast essay,
after watching The Book Thief movie.
Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 10
No homework No homework HW: Read: Part 1, HW: Finish Part 1, HW: Finish Part 2
read until “The starting at “The Study Guide #3
Woman with the Other Side of Sand Study Guides 1 & 2 DUE
Iron Fist” Paper”
Study Guide #1 Study Guide #2

13 14 15 16 17
HW: Mind over HW: Read Part 3 HW: Finish Part 3 In class/HW: Part 4, HW: Part 4, read until
Media, until “The Aryan Study Guide #5 read until “The “Pages from the Basement”
Propaganda Shopkeeper” Wrath of Rosa” Study Guide #7
assignment, no Study Guide #4 Study Guide #6 Study Guides 3, 4, 5, & 6
reading Propaganda HW DUE
DUE

20 21 Happy Thanksgiving Break!!


HW: Read Part 5, HW: Finish Part
until “The Losers” 5, Study Guide #9
Study Guide #8 Study Guides 7 &
8 DUE

27 28 29 30 Dec. 1
HW: Backpack Backpack HW: Part 6, until HW: Part 7 until “The HW: Part 8, until “The
picture assignment DUE “Fresh Air,” Study Sky Stealer,” Study Hidden Sketchbook,”
assignment, no Guide #10 Guide #11 Study Guide #12
reading Study Guides 9, 10, & 11

4 5 6 7 8
HW: Part 9, until HW: Finish Part HW: Part 10, until No homework Study Guides 12, 13, 14, &
“The Accident,” 9, Study Guide “Little Black 15
Study Guide #13 #14 Book,”
Study Guide #15

11 12 13 14 15
Altered Book Altered Book Project
Project Week and DUE
Narrative Poetry

18 19 20 21 Happy winter break!


HW: Canvas HW: Canvas HW: Canvas HW: Final Canvas Enjoy writing your essay!
Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion/Reflection