Homecoming Novel Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to increase student understanding of the novel 'Homecoming' by Cynthia Voigt. Students will read a text lesson that summarizes the story and helps with character analysis, then complete a culminating activity and quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • summarize Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
  • analyze characters in Homecoming

Length

This lesson is designed to be used before, during, and after the reading of the novel.

Lesson divided into several mini-lessons, each approximately 40 minutes to one hour

Materials

Key Vocabulary/Character Traits

  • Natural-born leader
  • Smart
  • Kindhearted
  • Fighter

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

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