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Resources for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The following links comprise the novel unit put together by Pamela Hansen, Secondary Literacy Mentor, Vancouver School Board; Ann Hayes, English/Social Studies Teacher, Kitsilano Secondary; and Trevor Stokes, Head Teacher, Street Front Alternative, Britannia Secondary. N.B. Some of the links … Continue reading

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Essential Questions

VSB High School Teams December 2011 Meeting Focus: Essential Questions Book: Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. (2007). Engaging Readers and Writers with Inquiry: Promoting Deep Understandings in Language Arts and the Content Areas with Guiding Questions After a presentation clarifying what an … Continue reading

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Qualities of an Essential Question checklist

Qualities of Essential Question This chart will help you and your students clarify and identify the best essential questions for your unit of study. ¬†Adapted from Jeff Wilhelm’s (2007) Engaging Readers and Writers in Inquiry: Promoting Deep Understandings in Language … Continue reading

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Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice PLOs This unit plan has the Specific Learning Targets divided into Oral Language, Reading and Viewing, and Writing and Representing. Key quotes are used to illustrate the three plots of the play as well as its unique … Continue reading

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Richard III

Richard III – pdf Because this was Shakespeare, I posted a list of important quotes to guide students through the play. This time under useful websites, I asked students to add their own resources which they would use to create … Continue reading

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time PLO – grade 9 This was the first one page unit plan I developed and has some essential questions to the side and a general statement about literature at the top. The … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian This one page Unit Plan begins a whole binder of resources for this novel study -including Inquiry ideas – available through Media Services (for VSB teachers only) along with a class set … Continue reading

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