Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ELA Lessons - "Teacher Resource - Dystopian Novels Generate a Teacher Utopia"

Teacher Resource - Dystopian Novels Generate a Teacher Utopia

By: Connie Casserly
Grades 6-12

Teacher Resource - Dystopian Novels Generate a Teacher Utopia
This 10-page product for Middle and High School ELA teachers, offers 16+ lessons for the study of dystopian novels. 

Although the directions and descriptions for each lesson reference Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, that is for clarification, only. These activities will fit any dystopian novel-or with some minor tweaking- any novel, for that matter.

Included in this packet are 
  • 3 Novel Preview Lesson Ideas
  • 12 lessons for the topic, Novel Study Lesson Ideas: Exploring the Elements of Literature
  • 2 lessons for Issues, Issues, These are the Issues. 
  • 16 utopian/dystopian novel suggestions under Extended Study- And Then There was More for independent reading, small group or whole class study. After this list, I mention lessons, activities and unit plans from other TpT sellers for 12 out of the 16 novels that I name.
  • a Parental Permission Slip, since many of these novels reveal controversial issues and may be restricted in some school districts for various reasons
  • 2 product links  that tie into the study of dystopian literature and propaganda from my store:
  1. Writing and Thinking Activity-Unconventional Inventions http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Thinking-Activity-Unconventional-Inventions-18339 ($2.00)
  2. Thinking/Writing Activities 'Utopian and Dystopian Society Novel Projects’ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ThinkingWriting-Activities-Utopian-and-Dystopian-Society-Novel-Projects-1124376 ($2.50)
Many teens and preteens love reading dystopian literature. These lessons will engage them and will hook those students who need a lift onto the I Love Reading Express. Download them from http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teacher-Resource-Dystopian-Novels-Generate-a-Teacher-Utopia-1502333 ($3.50).

For more utopian/dystopian society lesson ideas, here is the link to my 67-page Brave New World Unit Plan, http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Brave-New-World-Unit-Plan-5021 ($19.95).

Happy Teaching,


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