Unit Title: Building a Better Tomorrow Global Context: Fairness and Development Exploration: Inequality, Difference, and Inclusion Learner Profile: Risk-Taker Link to The Giver online. For a reading log, click here. For a copy of the artifact homework, click here.
Week of 5/1 - Students will finish The Giver tic-tac-toe - Students will create a utopian society
Week 5/7 - Students will read "The Most Important Night of Melanie's Life" by Richard Peck - Students will identify what makes a story "creepy" - Students will analyze a story for story elements
Week of 5/14 - Students will read "Security Blanket" by Neal Shusterman - Students will identify what makes a story creepy and how the author creates tension - Students will incorporate elements of Peck's writing to create a new story ending - Students will develop an idea for a creepy story
Week of 5/21 - Students will write and share creepy stories about sixth grade at WEMS
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