Feed Unit plans
Our class is 10th grade, college prep English class in middle-class suburban high school.
Rationale: Our rationale for this unit plan is:
- To identify the major themes within the novel and to compare and contrast these with their own lives.
- To specifically focus upon the effects technology has had upon the social world and the natural world, enabling students to better comprehend the effects of their own technological world.
- To equip the students with tools to identify new vocabulary words using context clues.
- To guide students in their efforts to understand literary characters through analysis of characters, stereotypes, and exploring their own lives.
- To broaden our students understanding of language--how it is ever-changing, the presence of generation gaps, cultural groups, and dialects--in order to understand their own language usage and others' around them.
- To equip our student with the tools to support their arguments using specific textual references.
- To enable students to identify and use their own strengths to demostrate full understanding of the novel through a final project of their choice.
- To identify the theme of silence and conformity and understand what the dangers are both within the novel as well as in our lives.
- To enable class discussion outside of the classroom through PICCLE discussion.
PICCLE forum: piccle.ed.psu.edu --
Feed Discussion, FD07
Lesson 1: An introduction into the novel and the lanuage within the novel.
Lesson 2: An introduction to the technology within the novel, and an open discussion about technology within our own lives.
Lesson 3: Introducing the characters of the novel and predicting what will happen.
Lesson 4: Introducing the final project; work on word puzzles in class
Lesson 5: Warning: Technology (lesson 1 of 2)
Lesson 6: Character development
Lesson 7: Warning technology (lesson 2 of 2)
Lesson 8: Warning environment
Lesson 9: Exchange and fill in word puzzles in class, work on final project
Lesson 10: The warning about silence and conformity the book gives us.
Lesson 11: Locating key scenes and pulling out supporting arguments.
Lesson 12: Working on final projects and other un-finished business.
Lesson 13: Handing in of materials and presentation of final projects.
ALL HANDOUTS AND QUIZZES