Sunteți pe pagina 1din 5

THEMATIC UNIT PROJECT

THEMES & TEXTS

GENRE

LESSON PLANS

OTHER

ANGER / ANNOYANCE
Another Reason Why I Dont Keep a Gun in the House
(Billy Collins)

Poetry Introuction: http://


www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/344.shtml

Poetry
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/11/22/asimple-effective-classroom-lesson-on-gratitude/

APPRECIATION
A Father And His Son (Mel Glenn)

Poem

Surrounded By Sharks (Michael Northrop)

Classic
(could be modified for middle level) http://
wellandoftenpress.com/reader/in-the-classroombravery-and-courage-facing-fear-through-art/

BRAVERY / FEAR

Crossing the Wire (Will Hobbs)

Adventure

Number The Stars (Lois Lowry)

Classic

Tangerine (Edward Bloor)

Social/Body Issues

Through The Woods (Emily Carroll)

Science Fiction

CHANGE
Bone: Eyes of the Storm (Jeff Smith)

Graphic Novel

Burning The Old Year (Naomi Shihab Nye)

Poem

Taking Things Apart (Ralph Fletcher)

Poem

All The Broken Pieces (Ann E. Burg)

Novel In Verse
http://study.com/academy/lesson/coming-of-agenovel-definition-examples-quiz.html

COMING OF AGE
What My Mother Doesnt Know (Sonya Sones)

Novel In Verse

Childhood Games (Mel Glenn)

Poem

Unfriended (Rachel Vail)

Social Issues

The Giver (Lois Lowry)

Classic

Another Day (JW Murphy)

Poem

Eleven (Sandra Cisneros)

Short Story

The EndGame: The Calling(James Frey)

Science Fiction

Firegirl (Tony Abbott)

Realistic

Nimona (Noelle Stevenson)

Graphic Novel

http://www.walden.com/blog/the-giver-7-creativeclassroom-activities/

http://www.goodcharacter.com/ISOC/Caring.html

COMPASSION
Bamboo People (Mitall Perkins)

Race
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/
free-lesson-plans/self-esteem.cfm

CONFIDENCE
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Maureen Johnson)

Adventure

Paperboy (Vince Vawter)

Memoir

The Skin Im In (Sharon G. Flake)

Body/Social Problems

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek (Maya


Van Wagenen)

Memoir

George (Alex Gino)

Realistic Fiction

(bullying/social issues) https://


www.facinghistory.org/topics/bullying-ostracism?
f[0]=fh_search_api_search_type%3Acontent

DESTINY
Stranger Things Happen - Survivors Ball, or, The Donner
Party (Kelly Link)

http://www.goodcharacter.com/MStopics.html
(other good character traits)

Short Story

DISCRIMINATION / SEPARATION
Day of Tears (Julius Lester)

Historical Fiction

Black and White (Paul Volponi)

Critical Race Theory

http://www.lessonplanet.com/search?
keywords=day%20of%20tears

https://abuck2.wikispaces.com/.../LESSON
+PLAN+WEEK+1+DAY1.doc

THEMES & TEXTS

GENRE

LESSON PLANS

The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)

Classic

http://www.iun.edu/onebook/docs/
UnitPlan_document.pdf

The Rithmatist (Brandon Sanderson)

Adventure

Imprisoned (Martin W. Sandler)

Non-Fiction

A Handful of Stars (Cynthia Lord)

Realistic

http://www.goforbroke.org/learn/classroom/
teachers/lesson_plans/LessonCourage_During_WWII.pdf
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/
A-Handful-of-Stars-by-Cynthia-Lord-CCSSaligned-close-reading-novel-study-2243805

FACING REALITY
Pastoralia (George Saunders)

Short Story

First Grade (Ron Koertge)

Poem
http://www.hiddengenealogynuggets.com/
familytreefun/familytreeschoolproject.php

FAMILY
El Deafo (CeCe Bell)

Graphic Novel

Inside Out and Back Again (Tharihha Lai)

Award-Winner

The Boy on the Wooden Box (Leon Leyson)

Memoir

Roller Girl (Victoria Jamieson)

General Y.A

Cardboard (Doug TeriNapel)

Graphic Novel

Brown Girl Dreaming (Jaqueline Woodson)

Memoir

A Night Divided (Jennifer A. Nielson)

Historical Fiction

The Lost Boy (Greg Ruth)

Graphic Novel

We Were Liars (E. Lockhart)

Action

The Missed Trip (S.E Hinton)

Short Story

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark


Haddon)

Mystery

Walk Two Moons (Sharon Creech)

Classic
http://www.goodcharacter.com/BCBC/
Friendship.html

FRIENDSHIP
Skeleton Creek (Patrick Carman)

Horror/Action,Transmedia

In Real Life (Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang)

Graphic Novel

When I Was the Greatest (Jason Reynolds)

General YA Fiction

The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)

Classic Novel

Trackers (Patrick Carman)

Adventure (Transmedia)

Since Youve Been Gone (Morgan Matson)

Adventure

This One Summer (Jillian & Mariko Tamaki)

Graphic Novel

Doll Bones (Holly Black)

Award Winner

Endangered (Eliot Schrefer)

Action

Lost In The Sun (Lisa Graff)

Realistic

Swagger (Carl Deuker)

General YA Fiction

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (Prudence Shen)

Graphic Novel

https://englishteachers.wikispaces.com/file/view/
Complete_Unit_Plan,The_Chocolate_War
%5B1%5D.pdf

(modify for middle school) http://


teachingfmg.weebly.com/unitlesson-plans.html

GENDER ROLES
Song of the Sparrow (Lisa Ann Sandell)

General Y.A

HOPE
Getting Away With Murder: The True Story of the Emmett
Till Case (Chris Crowe)

Non-Fiction

Pretty Monsters (Kelly Link)

Short Story

The Star (H.G. Wells)

Short Story

OTHER

THEMES & TEXTS

GENRE

Battling Boy (Paul Pope)

Graphic Novel

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster (Deborah Hopkinson)

Non-Fiction

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich


and the Siege of Leningrad (M.T. Anderson)

Russian History, Non-Fiction

Wrinkle In Time (Madeleine L'Engle)

Realistic Fiction

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of


Prohibition (Karen Blumenthal

Non-Fiction

LESSON PLANS

http://wellandoftenpress.com/reader/in-theclassroom-exploring-identity/

IDENTITY
Unwind (Neal Shusterman)

Science Fiction

Friends with Boys (Faith Erin Hicks)

Graphic Novel

The House of the Scorpion (Nancy Farmer)

Science Fiction

Pearls Fateful Wish (Jeanne DuPrau)

General Y.A Fiction

Paper Hearts (Meg Wiviott)

Historical Fiction

The Face on the Milk Carton (Caroline B. Cooney)

Realistic

The Secret Of Lily Graves (Sarah Strohmeyer)

Romance / Mystery

The Revolt of Mother (Mary E. Wiklins)

Short Story

Awkward (Svetlana Chmakova)

Graphic Novel

The Curiosities: A Murder of Gods (Maggie Stiefvader)

Short Story

The Eye of Minds (James Danshner)

Science Fiction

The Family Romanov (Candace Fleming)

Non-Fiction / Memoir

Tomboy (Liz Prince)

Memoir

I'll Give You The Sun (Jandy Nelson)

Realistic Fiction

Class Dismissed (Mel Glenn)

Poem
http://www.brighthubeducation.com/lesson-plansgrades-3-5/9667-fairytales-versus-folktales-anexploration-of-imagination/

IMMAGINATION
The Wish (Roald Dahl)

Short Story

Crack of the Bat (Mel Glenn)

Poem

The Game of Boys & Monsters (Rachel M. Wilson)

Short Story

The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)

Fantasy

Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

Classic

IMMORTALITY
The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)

Novel In Verse

Midwinter blood (Marcus Sedgwick)

Fantasy
http://teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/
butler.htm

INDEPENDANCE
Buried Onions (Gary Soto)

General Y.A Fiction

Making A Fist (Naomi Shihab Nye)

Poem

I Hunt Killers (Barry Lyga)

Thriller
http://coffeecupsandlessonplans.blogspot.com/
2014/03/teaching-heros-journey-withlightning.html

JOURNEY

The Detectives Assistant (Kate Hannigan)

Action

Mockingbird (Kathryn Erskine)

Award Winner

Uglies (Scott Westerfield)

Science Fiction

https://castaldot.wordpress.com/lesson-plans-2/
whole-novel-middle-school-unit-plan/

OTHER

THEMES & TEXTS

GENRE

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark


Haddon)

Mystery

LESSON PLANS

JUDGEMENT
Speak Up (Janet S. Wong)

Poem

Fire Girl (Tony Abbott)

Social Issues

Not For Humans (Cassandra Clare)

Short Story

JUSTICE
The Nazi Hunters (Neal Bascomb)

Memoir
http://www-tc.pbs.org/witheyesopen/
grief612.PDF

LOSS
Goin Fishin (Delmar Pepper)

Short Story

Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)

Realistic

The Honest Truth (Dan Gemeinhart)

Action

LOVE
Book of the Dead (Michael Northrop)

Adventure

Revelations (Kathi Appelt)

Poem

Orbiting Jupiter (Gary D. Schmidt)

Social

Tomb Quest (Michael Northrop)

Action

Delirium (Lauren Oliver)

Science Fiction

3 Times Lucky (Sheila Turnage)

Award-Winner

The Caged Graves (Dianne Salerni)

Action

The Third Wish (Joan Aiken)

Short Story

Romiette & Julio (Sharon M. Draper)

Realistic Fiction

MISCOMMUNICATION
The Night the Ghost Got In (James Thurber)

Humor, Short Story

PREJUDICE
The Outsiders (S.E Hinton)

Dramatic

Shadowshaper (Daniel Jose Older)

Supernatural, Fantasy

The Wrestling Game (Ellen Raskin)

Mystery

Rose: A History Beyond Black and White (Mark Aronson)

Non-Fiction

Audacity (Melanie Crowder)

Novel In Verse

American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang)

Graphic Novel

Buried Onions (Gary Soto)

Critical Race

A Girl Named Jack (Jacqueline Woodson)

Poem

I'm Just Me (Gravel Road) (M.G. Higgins)

Critical Race Theory

http://education.library.ubc.ca/files/
2011/06/08Sabrina-Block-Outsiders.pdf

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/
making-do-learning-and-growing-throughadversity/?_r=0

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

Positive: A Memoir (Paige Rawl & Ah Benjamin)

Memoir

Fever 1973 (Laurie Halse)

Historical Fiction

Scrawl (Mark Schulman)

Non-Fiction

Earth Girl (Janet Edwards)

Science Fiction

Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps (Andrea


Warren)

Non-Fiction

OTHER

THEMES & TEXTS

GENRE

Famous Last Words (Katie Alender)

Adventure

LESSON PLANS

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?
q=cache:cEb2bvi0KrwJ:www.pbis.org/
common/cms/files/Student/Lesson
%2520Plans/
HowardHammondMS6th_grade_pride_lesso
ns.doc
+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari

PRIDE

Day of Tears (Julius Lester)

Historical

I Hear America Singing (Walt Whitman)

Poetry

Bomb: The Race To Build - And Steal - The Worlds Most


Dangerous Weapon (Steve Sheinkin)

Non-Fiction

SELFISHNESS
Tears of a Tiger (Sharon M. Draper)

Realistic Fiction

TRUTH
Ringside, 1925 (Jen Bryant)

Historical Fiction

Miss. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children


(Ransom Riggs)

Supernatural

A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)

Fantasy

http://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/Lessons/Unit
%209_WWI%20and%20the%201920s/Scopes
%20Trial%20Lesson%20Plan.pdf

VALUE OF LIFE
Code Talker (Joseph Bruchac)

Historical Fiction

OTHER